## Properties of Cylinder

This tool calculates the basic geometric properties of a cylinder, with a circular base. Enter the shape dimensions 'r' and 'h' below. The calculated results will have the same units as your input. Please use consistent units for any input.

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h = | |||

Geometric properties: | |||

Volume = | |||

Surface area = | |||

Base area = | |||

Lateral surface area = |

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## Definitions

### Geometry

The cylinder is a solid object enclosed by two parallel planar bases and a lateral cylindrical surface. Typically the most recognizable cylinder is the one with circular bases.

The volume of a circular cylinder is given by the formula:

where r the radius of the circular base and h the height of the cylinder.

The lateral surface area of the cylinder, can be found using the following formula:

Therefore the total surface area, including both bases and the lateral surface is found as:

where the base area.