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Calculus Measures Tank Capacity and Avoids Oil Spills

by Yves Nievergelt (Eastern Washington University)

This article originally appeared in:
College Mathematics Journal
March, 1994

Subject classification(s): Calculus | Single Variable Calculus
Applicable Course(s): 3.1 Mainstream Calculus I | 3.4 Non-mainstream Calc I

"Imagine a fuel tank in the shape of a horizontal cylinder, with length \(l\) and circular cross section with diameter \(d \ldots\)"

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One-Variable Calculus | Integration: Applications
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