The surface area of a solid object is a measure of the total area that the surface of an object occupies. This e-book details how to find the surface area of rectangular, triangular and cylindrical prisms.
In geometry, a rectangular prism has 2 ends and 4 sides. Opposite sides have the same area. The surface area is the sum of the areas of all six sides. On the other hand, a triangular prism is a three-sided prism; it is a polyhedron made of a triangular base, a translated copy, and 3 faces joining corresponding sides. Finally, a cylindrical solid is a solid enclosed by this surface and by two planes perpendicular to the axis is also called a cylinder.
This e-book details how to find the surface area of each of these solids.