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Given a cylinder of vertical height, H and radius R. h = H/R

  1. Jun 30, 2005 #1
    1.)Given a cylinder of vertical height, H and radius R. h = H/R So what does this equation means? what is h?

    2.)Given L is the length from the cylinder base to an element at ground level, s = L/R. So what does s stand for?
     
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  3. Jun 30, 2005 #2
    I am as clueless as you are!

    h = ratio of height of the cylinder to the radius of the base??
    h = sine of the angle which is made by the line joining the center of the top and a point at the rim of the base with the horizontal (viewing the cylinder as a orthogonal projection in a 2D plane) ??

    Maybe you would like to give the question in its entirety?

    -- AI
     
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