Posted April 13, 2016
by Lensyl Urbano
It can be tricky explaining what you mean when you say to take a function and rotate it about the x-axis to create a volume. So, I made an OpenScad program to make 3d prints of functions, including having it subtract one function from another. I also 3d printed a set of axes to mount the volumes on (and a set of cross-sections of the volumes being rotated.
The picture above are the functions Mrs. C. gave her calculus class on a recent worksheet. Specifically:
from which is subtracted: