The Mass or Weight of a Spherical Shell calculator computes the volume of a spherical shell with an outer radius (r) and a thickness (t). Spherical Shell INSTRUCTIONS: Choose your units (e.g. centimeters, inches or kilometers) and enter the following parameters:
Mass of the Spherical Shell (M): The mass is returned in kilograms. However the user can automatically convert the mass to other mass and weight units (e.g. grams, ounces, pound and tons) via the pull-down menu. To compute the Volume of a Spherical Shell, CLICK HERE.
The mass of a spherical shell can compute the amount of materials needed to coat any spherical object from a candy gumball to a submarine bathysphere.
To look-up the Mean Density of over 500 substances,CLICK HERE.
The equation calculate the Volume of a Sphere is V = 4/3•π•r³. This formula computes the difference between two spheres to represent a spherical shell, and can be algebraically reduced as as follows:
V = 4/3 π (r3 - (r-t)3)
Once the volume of the shell is known, this calculator then uses that volume with the mean density as follows:
The mean density (mD, μD or ρ) of many common substances, elements, liquids and materials can be found by clicking HERE (e.g. the μD(water) is 1000.0 kg/m³).
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