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What would you call this shape? shape

Not the shape in green, I mean the entire object.

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How about "Figure 1"? :) –  Cam McLeman Jan 3 '12 at 20:59
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I would call it a section of a cylinder given by two planes, but that is just me. Maybe there is a more specific name. –  Eric Naslund Jan 3 '12 at 21:00
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A rose. - Only four letters! –  Pierre-Yves Gaillard Jan 3 '12 at 21:00
    
@Pierre-Yves: I think the vertical line on the right is to indicate that the "shape" in question is the cylindrical section (the volume), not the curve that is the union of the two circles. –  Cam McLeman Jan 3 '12 at 21:06
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Dear @Cam: I think you're right, but I'll leave the comment, because I had fun writing it... Thanks anyway! - I upvoted your comment: LOL –  Pierre-Yves Gaillard Jan 3 '12 at 21:14

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It is a cylindrical segment or truncated cylinder or perhaps more specifically a cylindrical wedge.

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Cylindrical wedge: see http://mathworld.wolfram.com/CylindricalWedge.html

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This is the special case where $a=0$ and $b=2R$. –  Robert Israel Jan 3 '12 at 22:42

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