Viewers learn how to calculate the volume when the cross section is not a circle by using the same principle as if it was a circle. The video goes through an example of finding the volume of a figure where the cross sections are squares with side lengths defined by a function. The procedure to find the volume is to integrate the area of the cross section.
- Have the class determine the definite integral
- Allow the pupils to create their own problems to solve in a similar fashion
- Individuals should be able to square a binomial
- The presenter sketches a graph to better visualize what the problem is stating
- The video is specifically made for an AP Calculus course