- The volume of a cylinder as well as the dimensions that are related to it can be calculated by merely inputting those values that are already known to the user.
The following algorithms are included in this calculator:
Volume of a Cylinder: V = π*r 2 *L
Surface Area of a Cylinder: A = 2*π*r 2 + 2*π*r*L
It is important to recall the dimension that are normally associated with a cylinder, starting with the definition of the cylinder which is a geometrical shape which has straight sides that are parallel to each other and also possesses an oval cross section.
The foregoing dimensions are: diameter, radius, circumference, length, surface area and volume. Diameter is defined as a straight line that passes through the center point of a circuit from one side to another. In the case of the cylinder, the diameter is found anywhere in its cross section because it is of the oval form. Radius is defined as a straight line from the center to any point on the circumference. The latter is defined as the boundary of a circular or oval shape.
It is necessary to note that in the Cylinder Calculator it the units are denoted by the very same word - units. The surface area and the volume are calculated in square units and cubic units respectively.