Engineering >> Mechanical EngineeringCalculation of the Volume of a Light Bulbby Michael Piekarski
Submitted : Spring 2012 For this experiment, I found the volume of a light bulb by integration of the curves and shapes of the light bulb assuming its radial symmetry. I took a crosssection of the bulb and sectioned the cross section into 3 sections. I found the volume of each of these sections individually and then added them to find the total volume. After I found the volume by integration I submerged the bulb in water to find the actual volume. After comparing the two values I found the error by considering by experimental value of 12.24 in^{3} and actual value of 11.59 in^{3}. I found the error to be about 5.6%.
