Unformatted text preview: dimensional shape formed by revolving the upper half of an ellipse around the xaxis. Recall that an ellipse has the formula x 2 a 2 + y 2 b 2 = 1, where a is the distance from the center of the ellipse to one of its ends and that b is the distance from the center to the top of the ellipse. Using techniques from this class, ﬁnd the formula for the volume of a prolate ellipsoid. Now if the length of an actual rugby ball is 30 cm and the width is 19 cm (note that means a = 15, b = 9 . 5) what is the volume of a rugby ball? 1...
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This note was uploaded on 03/21/2010 for the course MATH 1501 taught by Professor N/a during the Summer '08 term at Georgia Tech.
 Summer '08
 N/A
 Calculus, Addition

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