Mathematics II pp 135-147 | Cite as

Mensuration II

  • H. G. Davies
  • G. A. Hicks
Part of the Macmillan Technician Series book series (TCC)


After working through this chapter you should be able to
  1. 1.

    Define centroid and state its position for a rectangle, triangle, circle and semicircle.

  2. 2.

    Calculate surface areas and volumes of frusta of cones, pyramids and spheres.

  3. 3.

    Calculate the area and perimeter of an ellipse using given formulae.

  4. 4.

    Calculate an irregular volume using the prismoidal rule.

  5. 5.

    State and use Pappus’ theorem to find the volume of a solid of revolution.



Rubber Hexagonal Pyramid 


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© H. G. Davies and G. A. Hicks 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. G. Davies
    • 1
  • G. A. Hicks
    • 1
  1. 1.Carmarthen Technical and Agricultural CollegeUK

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