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The Hyperbolic Paraboloid

The Hyperbolic Paraboloid


This surface has the shape of a saddle. It intersects a horizontal plane z = z0 in a hyperbola, and a vertical plane x = x0 or y = y0 in a parabola (Figure 11.1.11).


Figure 11.1.11

We shall describe a method for sketching cylinders and then other graphs in space. We concentrate on a finite portion of (x, y, z) space.

Last Update: 2006-11-05