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# Calculate The Volume of A Paraboloid

Last updated: Saturday, April 29, 2023

A paraboloid is a three-dimensional geometric figure formed by revolving a parabola around its axis. This shape includes both elliptical and hyperbolic paraboloids and has applications in mathematics, engineering, design, and natural sciences. Studying paraboloids provides insights into the properties of curved surfaces and their practical uses in various fields.

Real-life examples of objects with a paraboloid shape can be found in several settings. In engineering and design, parabolic reflectors like satellite dishes or parabolic microphones use the paraboloid shape to focus incoming waves at a single point, improving signal reception. In architecture, domed roofs or unique facades may feature paraboloid elements for striking visual designs and efficient load distribution.

In natural sciences, the paraboloid shape appears in the surface of a liquid in a rotating container, where centripetal force forms a paraboloid-like surface. Paraboloids also play a key role in optics; parabolic mirrors are utilized in telescopes and other optical instruments to focus incoming light and generate high-quality images with minimal distortion.

Easily calculate the volume of a paraboloid with step-by-step guidance using our free calculator below.

The formula for determining the volume of paraboloid is defined as:
$$V$$ $$=$$ $$\dfrac{1}{2}$$ $$\cdot$$ $$\pi$$ $$\cdot$$ $$a^2$$ $$\cdot$$ $$h$$
$$V$$: the volume of the paraboloid
$$a$$: the radius of the paraboloid base
$$h$$: the height of the paraboloid
$$\pi$$: A mathematical constant with an infinite decimal tail
The SI unit of volume is: $$cubic \text{ } meter\text{ }(m^3)$$

## Find $$V$$

Use this calculator to determine the volume of a paraboloid given the radius and height
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the radius of the paraboloid base
$$a$$
$$meter$$
the height of the paraboloid
$$h$$
$$meter$$
$$\pi$$ : A mathematical constant with an infinite decimal tail