where r is the radius of the inner sphere and R is the radius of the outer sphere.
An approximation for the volume of a thin spherical shell is the surface area of the inner sphere multiplied by the thickness t of the shell:
when t is very small compared to r ().
In popular culture
- W., Weisstein, Eric. "Spherical Shell". mathworld.wolfram.com. Wolfram Research, Inc. Archived from the original on 2 August 2016. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
- Znamenski, Andrey Varlamov, Lev Aslamazov; scientific editor, A.A. Abrikosov, Jr. ; translators, A.A. Abrikosov, Jr., J. Vydryg, & D. (2012). The wonders of physics (3rd ed.). Singapore: World Scientific. p. 78. ISBN 978-9814374156. Archived from the original on 20 December 2017. Retrieved 7 January 2017.