Solids of Revolution

  • To graph a particular solid of revolution (around the x-axis), enter an equation in the input bar.
  • The surface may be rotated using a mouse -- right-click and drag.
  • The green slider controls the green curve, which shows how the surface is generated, by rotating the curve around the x-axis.
  • The purple slides controls the purple curve, which shows the circular cross-sections along the length of the surface.
Created by Lee Stemkoski,