Math and Arithmetic

Geometry

# Who is the originator of right circular cylinder?

###### Wiki User

###### 2007-06-20 16:01:03

Your question is similar to asking who invented or discovered

the square or circle. There is no originator or inventor -- or even

discoveror. That particular geometric solid has always existed.

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