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A '''hyperbola''' is defined as the [[locus]] of [[point]]s such that the difference between the distances to the two [[focus|foci]] is constant. It is the [[conic section]] formed by slicing two cones such that the plane of the cut never intersects the center line of the cones.
 
A '''hyperbola''' is defined as the [[locus]] of [[point]]s such that the difference between the distances to the two [[focus|foci]] is constant. It is the [[conic section]] formed by slicing two cones such that the plane of the cut never intersects the center line of the cones.
  
<math>x^2/a^2-y^2/b^2 = 1</math>
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<math>\frac{x^2}{a^2}-\frac{y^2}{b^2} = 1</math>
  
 
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[[Category:Geometry]]
 
[[Category:Geometry]]

Revision as of 19:20, 3 March 2014

A hyperbola is defined as the locus of points such that the difference between the distances to the two foci is constant. It is the conic section formed by slicing two cones such that the plane of the cut never intersects the center line of the cones.

$\frac{x^2}{a^2}-\frac{y^2}{b^2} = 1$

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