volume by slicing

volume by slicing

[¦väl·yəm bī ′sliīs·iŋ]
(mathematics)
A method of computing the volume of a solid by integrating over the volumes of infinitesimal slices of the solid bounded by parallel planes.
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There are two "volume by slicing" techniques that allow the result to be readily determined with a single integral.
The other "volume by slicing" method involves taking a thin vertical slice of the semicircle between x and x + [delta]x.