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A right circular cylinder with radius r and height h.

A cylinder (from Greek κύλινδρος – kulindros, "roller, tumbler"<ref>κύλινδρος, Henry George Liddell, Robert Scott, A Greek-English Lexicon, on Perseus</ref>) is one of the most basic curvilinear geometric shapes, the surface formed by the points at a fixed distance from a given straight line, the axis of the cylinder. The solid enclosed by this surface and by two planes perpendicular to the axis is also called a cylinder. The surface area and the volume of a cylinder have been known since deep antiquity.


Cylinder (geometry) sections
Intro  Common use  Other types of cylinders  About an arbitrary axis  Projective geometry  Related polyhedra  See also  References  External links  

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A right circular cylinder with radius r and height h.

A cylinder (from Greek κύλινδρος – kulindros, "roller, tumbler"<ref>κύλινδρος, Henry George Liddell, Robert Scott, A Greek-English Lexicon, on Perseus</ref>) is one of the most basic curvilinear geometric shapes, the surface formed by the points at a fixed distance from a given straight line, the axis of the cylinder. The solid enclosed by this surface and by two planes perpendicular to the axis is also called a cylinder. The surface area and the volume of a cylinder have been known since deep antiquity.


Cylinder (geometry) sections
Intro  Common use  Other types of cylinders  About an arbitrary axis  Projective geometry  Related polyhedra  See also  References  External links  

PREVIOUS: IntroNEXT: Common use
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