Geometric Model, Surface of Revolution Produced by a 3D Printer

Geometric Model, Surface of Revolution Produced by a 3D Printer

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Description
This red plastic 3D printed model is a cylinder with a portion cut out of it. The inner surface is in the shape of the curve y = 1 + x2, rotated about the y-axis.
The object was distributed at a workshop on 3D printing at the MathFest meeting in Washington, D.C., in August 2015. It was given out in connection with a paper by Lila Roberts of Clayton State University entitled "I Can Touch the Math!" Objects 2015.3169.03 and 2015.3169.04 were collected at the same session.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
geometric model
date made
2015
maker
Roberts, Lila
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2.2 cm x 2.4 cm x 5.8 cm; 7/8 in x 15/16 in x 2 9/32 in
ID Number
2015.3169.06
nonaccession number
2015.3169
catalog number
2015.3169.06
Credit Line
Collected-for-the-Museum
subject
Mathematics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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