Find Outer Surface Area of Cylindrical Hole Ring

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In summary, the formula for finding the outer surface area of a cylindrical hole ring is 2πrh + 2πRt, where r is the radius of the hole, h is the height of the ring, R is the outer radius of the ring, and t is the thickness of the ring. The outer surface area is typically measured in square units, such as square inches or square centimeters. The thickness of the ring directly affects the outer surface area, with a thicker ring having a larger outer surface area. The outer surface area cannot be negative, as it is a measurement of the total surface area. The outer surface area and the total surface area differ in that the total surface area includes both the outer and inner surfaces of
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A cylindrical hole is put through a ball of radius a (>b) to form a ring. I am trying to find the outer surface area of the ring. I know i am supposed to parametrise the ring in some way, as we are learning about parametrizing surfaces. But I don't really know how to go about solving this problem.
 
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oh the radius of the cylindrical hole is 'b'

(i already know the numerical answer, i just am having problems starting the problem)
 

Related to Find Outer Surface Area of Cylindrical Hole Ring

What is the formula for finding the outer surface area of a cylindrical hole ring?

The formula for finding the outer surface area of a cylindrical hole ring is 2πrh + 2πRt, where r is the radius of the hole, h is the height of the ring, R is the outer radius of the ring, and t is the thickness of the ring.

What units are used for measuring the outer surface area of a cylindrical hole ring?

The outer surface area of a cylindrical hole ring is typically measured in square units, such as square inches or square centimeters.

How does the thickness of the ring affect the outer surface area?

The thickness of the ring directly affects the outer surface area, as it is one of the variables in the formula for finding the outer surface area. A thicker ring will have a larger outer surface area than a thinner ring with the same hole and outer radius.

Can the outer surface area of a cylindrical hole ring be negative?

No, the outer surface area of a cylindrical hole ring cannot be negative. It is a measurement of the total surface area, which cannot be negative.

What is the difference between the outer surface area and the total surface area of a cylindrical hole ring?

The outer surface area only includes the outer surface of the ring, while the total surface area includes both the outer and inner surfaces of the ring. The total surface area also takes into account the surface area of the hole in the center of the ring.

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