Truncated Prism

truncated prism

[¦trəŋ·kād·əd ′priz·əm]
(mathematics)
The part of a prism that lies between two nonparallel planes that cut the prism and intersect outside the prism.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Truncated Prism

 

the part of a prism between the base and a nonparallel plane that cuts the prism. The volume of a truncated prism is equal to V = IQ, where l is the length of the segment connecting the centers of gravity of the bases and Q is the area of the section of the prism cut by a plane perpendicular to the segment.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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