# cone of revolution

## cone of revolution

[′kōn əv rev·ə′lü·shən]
(mathematics)
The surface obtained by rotating a line around another line which it intersects, using the intersection point as a pivot.
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For instance, the function z(y) = y generates the double cone of revolution defined by [z.sup.2] = [x.sup.2] + [y.sup.2] in [R.sup.3].
On the cone of revolution of given central angle [beta] [member of] (0; 2[pi]) the ratio of the circumference of the parallel of latitude circle to its diameter is constant and the value is given by (12).
As an illustrative example we ask the following question: Given a circle of radius r' > 0 and center S' which is not the vertex of a cone of revolution of given central angle [beta][member of](0; 2[pi]).
On an arbitrary cone of revolution for each circle exists the infinite number of the circles of the same radius but different circumference.
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