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How Much Work is Required: Corresponding Heights

How Much Work is Required: Corresponding Heights

This classroom activity presents Calculus II students with some Flash tutorials involving work and pumping liquids along with some questions concerning the amount of work involved in pumping water out of two full containers having the same shape and size but different spatial orientations. Students are given opportunities to address this question by means of a write-pair-share activity in which they construct an integral equation and solve for an upper limit of integration.

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