Eschew Hyperbole, Embrace Hyperbolas

Of all the conic sections, I think hyperbolas are the most difficult. So, it was with some trepidation that I prepared and recorded this screencast explaining how to figure out various parts of hyperbolas (center, vertices, foci, asymptotes), as well as how to quickly sketch their graphs.

If you’re looking for a nice real-life display of a hyperbola, you can create one with a flashlight against a wall. I discussed that in earlier post here.

 

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