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Spherical Sector

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The Volume of a spherical sector, depicted above, is given by

V={\textstyle{2\over 3}}\pi R^2h,

where $h$ is the vertical height of the upper and lower curves.

See also Cylindrical Segment, Sphere, Spherical Cap, Spherical Segment, Zone


Beyer, W. H. CRC Standard Mathematical Tables, 28th ed. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, p. 131, 1987.

© 1996-9 Eric W. Weisstein