Work to Pump Liquid to Top of Conical Tank

Here we have a conical tank filled to a certain height with oil. How much work does it take to pump the oil to the rim of the tank? We can imagine approximating the oil with cylindrical "slabs", and computing the work required to lift each slab to the top.

 

David Beydler

 
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calculus  conical  liquid  pump  tank  work 
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19+
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English (United States)
 
 
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