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Some of the pioneers of calculus, such as Kepler and Newton, were inspired by the problem of finding the volumes of wine barrels. (In fact Kepler published a book Stereometria doliorum in 1715 devoted to methods for finding the volumes of barrels.) They often approximated the shape of the sides by parabolas.

(b) Find the volume V enclosed by the barrel.



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