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ilikephysics2

  • 3 years ago

How do you know when to use the washer formula compared to using the cylinderical shells formula? or does it not matter

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  1. CliffSedge
    • 3 years ago
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    Whenever it's easier.

  2. ilikephysics2
    • 3 years ago
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    you sure?

  3. CliffSedge
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    That's how I make the decision. As you're trying to define your differential area, you'll see which way makes for a less nasty function to integrate. I can't say for sure right now that both methods will work in all cases (they likely won't).

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