**Cylinder Calculator**

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## Definition

**Cylinder** is a three dimensional (3D) geometric shape. The surface is 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.

**Right Circular Cylinder:**This is the most common type of cylinder- The other types of cylinders are elliptic cylinder, parabolic cylinder, or hyperbolic cylinder.

## Formula

__RIGHT CIRCULAR Cylinder__

** Curved Surface Area: **CSA of a Cylinder is calculated by the formula:

**2 * Pi * Radius * Height**

** Total Surface Area: **TSA is calculated by the formula:

**CSA + (2 * Pi * Radius²)**

** Volume: **This is calculated by the formula:

**Pi * (Radius)² * height**

** Diameter: **Diameter is twice the radius of the Sphere and hence:

**2* Radius**

** Pi: **This is the ratio of Circumference of the Sphere to the Diameter of the Sphere. This is usually represented by the symbol

**“Π”**and has a value of 3.14159…

## Units: Measurement units of Area, Radius, and Circumference

** Meter (m): **is the base unit of length in the International System of Units (SI). Meter is defined as the distance traveled by light in a specific fraction (1299 792 458) of a second.

** Other SI units:** are millimeter (mm) i.e. 1/1000 of m, centimeter (cm) which is 1/100 of m and kilometer (km) which is equal to 1000m.

__Other English units of measure of distance are__:

** Mile**: An English unit of length, it is equal to 1609 meters (m).

__: It is equal to 0.9144 meters (m).__

**Yard**__: It is equal to 0.3048 meters (m).__

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