How can you have a shape with a finite volume (equal to pi, naturally) but infinite surface area? Tom does the maths so you don’t have to…

How can you have a shape with a finite volume (equal to pi, naturally) but infinite surface area? Tom does the maths so you don’t have to…

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Fascinating. I’m still having trouble understanding why the inside area isn’t also infinate (no matter how microscopic) ? Also the increase in bell size at the other end would also be infinate?

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At the ‘big’ end, the horn starts at x=1 so we know it has a finite width (equal to 2 in fact).

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