Cylindrical …Floral Friday


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Jorge confessed that he couldn’t help being a smarty-pants when I brought out my latest projects so he could give me his opinions of them.  I announced that all three vases were in the shape of cylinders.  He reminded me that one of his academic strengths was mathematics, specifically geometry.   I grinned, knowing I was about to receive a mini-lecture on the subject.

Jorge said that he learned that cylinders are the geometric solids.  People commonly see an object FF011615bwith top and bottom shaped as circles and all of the circular cross-sections are perfectly stacked upon each other.  He said that pillar candles are commonly sold in this shape.  Technically, this type of cylinder is called a “right circular cylinder” because the base and sides come together at right angles, 90-degrees.

FF011615cJorge said that while my three vases have pleasing geometrical shapes, they are not, strictly speaking…

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