1A10.57 - Volume Relationship

Code Number:
Demo Title:
Volume Relationship
Area of Study:
Mechanics and Astronomy
Cube and Pyramid Set.

The cube and pyramid may be used to show that the relative ratio of the volumes is 3:1.

  • Jane Bray Nelson and Jim Nelson, "Volume Measurement and Units", TPT, Vol. 58, #1, Jan. 2020, p. 68.
  • Paul Hewitt, "Figuring Physics: Cone, Ball, and Cup", TPT, Vol. 50, #9, Dec. 2012, p. 518..
  • Paul Hewitt, "Figuring Physics: Submerged Cube and Sphere", TPT, Vol. 41, #8, Nov. 2003, p. 448.
  • Kevork Spartalian, "Rectangles in Physics", TPT, Vol. 41, #7, Oct. 2003, p. 390.
  • John D. McGervey, "Hands-On Physics for Less Than a Dollar Per Hand-Part II", TPT, Vol. 34, #7, Oct. 1996, p. 448.
  • Bob Martino, "The Physics of Penny Hoarding", TPT, Vol. 32, #4, Apr. 1994, p. 234.
  • C. H. Bachman, "Ubiquitous Geometry", TPT, Vol. 26, #6, Sept. 1988, p. 341.
  • John Bozovsky and Ann Brandon, "The Fall of The Ball", TPT, Vol. 21, #9, Dec. 1983, p. 611.
  • Jeffrey M. Dundon, "Indirect Determination of the Shape of a Vessel", TPT, Vol. 18, #5, May 1980, p. 376.
  • George M. Hopkins, "Properties of Bodies", Experimental Science, p. 1 - 5.
  • D. Rae Carpenter Jr. and Richard B. Minnix, "M-046. Straws and String", DICK and RAE Physics Demo Notebook, 1993.
  • Martin Gardner, "5. A Pebble Curiosity", Smart Science Tricks, p. 15.

Disclaimer: These demonstrations are provided only for illustrative use by persons affiliated with The University of Iowa and only under the direction of a trained instructor or physicist.  The University of Iowa is not responsible for demonstrations performed by those using their own equipment or who choose to use this reference material for their own purpose.  The demonstrations included here are within the public domain and can be found in materials contained in libraries, bookstores, and through electronic sources.  Performing all or any portion of any of these demonstrations, with or without revisions not depicted here entails inherent risks.  These risks include, without limitation, bodily injury (and possibly death), including risks to health that may be temporary or permanent and that may exacerbate a pre-existing medical condition; and property loss or damage.  Anyone performing any part of these demonstrations, even with revisions, knowingly and voluntarily assumes all risks associated with them.