# Volume of a Cylinder

## Description

A cylinder is one of the most basic curvilinear geometric shapes, the surface formed by the points at a fixed distance from a given line segment, the axis of the cylinder. The solid enclosed by this surface and by two planes perpendicular to the axis is also called a cylinder. The surface area and the volume of a cylinder have been known since deep antiquity.

Related formulas## Variables

V | volume (m^{3}) |

π | pi |

r | radius (m) |

h | height (length) (m) |