Today in Calculus, I was waxing euphoric about why what we’re about to embark upon is amazing — how we’re eventually going to be able to find volumes and surface areas of strange figures. Not your standard spheres or cylinders or cones, but strange, exotic figures.
So I decide to open WinPlot and produce a surface created by revolving around the x-axis.
As I pressed “Enter” to generate the graph, I immediately recognized that we were going to have a problem. But it was too late.
I could have picked any number of other functions, but I decided to pick . Great.
We all had a laugh. Ah, high schoolers.
Moral: Be careful what you plot in class.