I am building a 3 compartment model from a detailed morpholgical recontruction of a pyramidal cell.
The basic idea is to build compartments in typical length with a diam that keeps the membrane total area of the detailed model.
My question is how does the area() function calculate the area of a cylindrical segment?
If I build a single compartment with L=100 and a diam =10 area gives:
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The nrn help tells me the area fct uses numerical (trapezoidal rule) integration to integrate the effective (?) area of a compartment/segment?
What means effective then?
Either this integration seems to be pretty bad or I missed an essential point?!
Many thanks for a clarifying answer!