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`A = 4 pi * "r" ^2`

Enter a value for all fields

The **Surface Area of a Sphere** calculator computes the surface area of a sphere based on its radius (**r**).

**INSTRUCTIONS:** Choose units and enter the following:

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**r**) the radius of the sphere.

**Sphere Surface Area (A):** The Surface Area of the Sphere is returned in square meters (m^{2}). However, this can be automatically converted into other area units (e.g. square feet, acres) via the pull-down menu.

The formula for the surface area of a sphere is:

A = 4π•r²

where:

- A is the surface area of the sphere
- r is the radius of the sphere

- Sphere Surface Area based radius (r)
- Sphere Surface Area from Volume
- Sphere Volume from Radius
- Sphere Volume from Circumference
- Sphere Volume from Surface Area
- Sphere Volume from Mass and Density
- Sphere Radius from Volume
- Sphere Radius from Surface Area
- Sphere Weight (Mass) from volume and density
- Sphere Density
- Area of Triangle on a Sphere
- Distance between Two Points on a Sphere
- Sphere Cap Surface Area
- Sphere Cap Volume
- Sphere Cap Weight (Mass)
- Sphere Segment Volume
- Sphere Segment Weight (Mass)
- Sphere Segment Wall Surface Area (without the circular top and bottom ends)
- Sphere Segment Full Surface Area (with the top and bottom circles, aka ends)
- Volume of Spherical Shell
- Mass of Spherical Shell

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- Light and Matter(Dr. Benjamin Crowell) Chapter 1.4 Order of Magnitude Estimates