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MAA Found Math 2010 - Week 40

 

FOUND MATH: Two views of the new Performing Arts Center, currently under construction in Kansas City. According to Roger Nelsen (Lewis & Clark College), the building "appears to be a solid of revolution whose volume can be found by integral calculus using the 'disk method.'"

This building is adjacent to the Kansas City Convention Center, where the AP calculus exams are graded. Nelsen wrote in an email, "Many of us commented on the resemblance of the new building to pictures in calculus texts illustrating the disk method for computing volumes of solids of revolution."

Second photo by Daniel M. Look (St. Lawrence University).

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Year: 
2010
Week: 
40

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