Silos, Snow Cones, Railroad Spikes, and Spherical Coordinates
Taylor & Francis
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We present a fun alternative geometric approach for computing the volume of a “box” in spherical coordinates, which we then use to explain the formula for spherical triple integrals. Each step of our approach works well as an interactive classroom exercise.
Engbers, John and Hammett, Adam, "Silos, Snow Cones, Railroad Spikes, and Spherical Coordinates" (2020). Mathematical and Statistical Science Faculty Research and Publications. 119.
Mathematics Magazine, Vol. 93, No. 2 (2020): 143-147. DOI.