cylinder


Definition of Cylinder

  • A Cylinder is a three-dimensional geometric figure that has two congruent and parallel bases.

More about Cylinder

  • Right Cylinder: A right cylinder is a cylinder in which the centers of the bases are aligned directly one above the other.
  • Right Circular Cylinder: When the base of a right cylinder is a circle, it is called a right circular cylinder.

  • Oblique Cylinder: When the centers of the bases of a cylinder are not aligned directly one above the other, it is called an oblique cylinder.

Solved Example on Cylinder

Which of the following coincides with the axis of rotation of a right cylinder?
Choices:
A. its altitude
B. its base
C. its surface area
D. none of these
Correct Answer: A

Solution:
Step 1: The altitude of a right cylinder coincides with its axis of rotation.

Related Terms for Cylinder

  • Circle
  • Base
  • Right Cylinder
  • Right Circular Cylinder
  • Oblique Cylinder
  • Congruent
  • Parallel
  • Three-dimensional Figure

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