Cylinder Calculator

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 AreaCSA of a Cylinder is calculated by the formula: 2 * Pi * Radius * Height

Total Surface AreaTSA is calculated by the formula: CSA + (2 * Pi * Radius²)

VolumeThis is calculated by the formula: Pi * (Radius)² * height

DiameterDiameter is twice the radius of the Sphere and hence: 2* Radius

PiThis 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).
Yard: It is equal to 0.9144 meters (m).
Foot: It is equal to 0.3048 meters (m).