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Question:
How Can I work out the rough surface area of an egg
with one of the most simple formulas you know which is still accurate?
Please reply soon. Thankyou very much

Replies:
Hello,

You can assume the egg to be spherical with a radius R. Area is then 4 x
pi x R^2. If you take R to be the longest (shortest) radius of the egg,
the surface area is over(under)estimated. You can use the average of the
two, however, for a better approximation. I think it is best to use the
geometric average R=Squarerootof(R1 x R2) (where R1 and R2 are the major
and minor axes) instead of the arithmetic average (R=(R1+R2)/2).
You can alternatively assume an ellipsoidal shape, but I do not remember
the equation for its surface area.

AK

Dr. Ali Khounsary
Advanced Photon Source
Argonne National Laboratory
Argonne, IL 60439
the surface area is 4pi x major axis x minor axis.

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