Hi,

All of us know that Sphere Volume is calculate like this :

4/3(PI*R^3)

A short cut from Bill Kolb is : "240 'D-R' R^3 *",

But NASA (on his siteweb) say (PI*D^3)/6.

It is more easy and less steps, even I dont' see how go from first formulae to

NASA one ?

(03-31-2016 11:29 AM)ggauny@live.fr Wrote: [ -> ]Hi,

All of us know that Sphere Volume is calculate like this :

4/3(PI*R^3)

A short cut from Bill Kolb is : "240 'D-R' R^3 *",

But NASA (on his siteweb) say (PI*D^3)/6.

It is more easy and less steps, even I dont' see how go from first formulae to

NASA one ?

PI * R * R * R * 8/6 =

PI * 2R * 2R * 2R * 1/6

Bernhard

Hi, Gérard,

Well, I forgot almost mt math after so much brain damage caused by good life and drinks... .)

Let me try:

V = 4/3 * PI * R^3

Also, we know that D = 2 * R; then R = D/2

If we replace R for D/2 in the initial equation, we get:

V = 4/3 * PI * (D/2)^3

which can also be written as:

V = 4/3 * PI * D^3 / 2^3

Or:

V = 4/3 * PI * D^3 / 8

Or:

V = 4/(3 * 8) * PI * D^3

Or:

V = 4/24 * PI * D^3

Or:

V = 1/6 * PI * D^3

Or:

V = (PI * D^3)/6

(03-31-2016 11:29 AM)ggauny@live.fr Wrote: [ -> ]4/3(PI*R^3)

(...)

But NASA (on his siteweb) say (PI*D^3)/6.

It is more easy and less steps, even I dont' see how go from first formulae to

NASA one ?

Take the first formula and replace R with D/2.

What do you get?

Dieter

Of course I have see the answers, but me I find :

4/3(Pi*(D/2)^3)

8/6(3*Pi*(D/6)^3)

and if I divise all by 6 I obtain :

8(3*Pi*D^3)

so it is 24*Pi*D^3 and it is false !

desolation !

when's the last time anyone had to fill a sphere with beer ??

(just askin',

)

Of course I prefer drink the beer, it is less complicated then do theses calculs !

LOL.

(03-31-2016 03:32 PM)TASP Wrote: [ -> ]when's the last time anyone had to fill a sphere with beer ??

(just askin', )

You have just brought a lot of past memories to my mind, from my good old times spent in Ghent (Belgium) studying computer technologies and of course, drinking the famous

Kwak beer.

Not a complete sphere, but still it was great fun drinking it!

The sphere thing is interesting from a computational standpoint, but I'm damned if I can think of a practical application. We've ruled out beer, what else is there ??

Yes, if we are not careful all the beer on the face, same with glass like a boot of cow-boy !

(03-31-2016 02:23 PM)ggauny@live.fr Wrote: [ -> ]Of course I have see the answers, but me I find :

4/3(Pi*(D/2)^3)

8/6(3*Pi*(D/6)^3)

and if I divise all by 6 I obtain :

8(3*Pi*D^3)

so it is 24*Pi*D^3 and it is false !

You obviously forgot some basic math rules.

First of all, forget the brackets (except around d/2). All values are faktors, so there is no need to set brackets.

Then, (a/b)^n = a^n / b^n.

So...

4/3 * pi * (d/2)^3

= 4/3 * pi * d^3 / 2^3

= 4/3 * pi * d^3 / 8

= 4/3/8 * pi * d^3

= 4/24 * pi * d^3

= pi * d^3 / 6

Dieter