id: 02369485
dt: j
an: 2006e.03023
au: Choate, Jonathan
ti: Prismplay.
so: Consortium, No. 90, 10-13 (2006).
py: 2006
pu: COMAP (Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications), Bedford, MA
la: EN
cc: G30
ut: prisms; volume; surface area
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ab: This monthâ€™s column deals with volumes of prisms and regular antiprisms.
The results have to do with the total surface area of a prism and its
exposed surface area, which is the area of the sides plus the area of
the top. The latter is of architectural interest because if you were
building a structure in the shape of a prism, the base would not be
exposed to the elements.
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