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8-62.

GEOMETRY PROOF: VOLUME OF A SPHERE

Another way to view a sphere is as a semicircle rotated about an axis. Use a generic semicircle such as $y = \sqrt { r ^ { 2 } - x ^ { 2 } }$ to prove that the volume of a sphere with radius $r$ is $\frac{4}{3}\pi r^3$.

Set up and evaluate an integral showing what happens when you rotate the arbitrary semicircle about the $x$-axis.

Note:
$r=$ radius of the sphere, which is a constant.
$y =$ rotating radii, which are not constant.