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Image Created By: Paul Nylander
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A hyperboloid is a quadric, a type of surface in three dimensions.

Basic Description

A hyperboloid is a surface in 3 dimensions that is generated by rotating a hyperbolic function around an axis.

Hyperboloids can be hyperboloids of one sheet or hyperboloids of two sheets. HyperboloidOfOneSheet.png HyperboloidOfTwoSheets.png

A More Mathematical Explanation

{x^2 \over a^2} + {y^2 \over b^2} - {z^2 \over c^2}=1 \,  hyperboloid of one sheet,


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{x^2 \over a^2} + {y^2 \over b^2} - {z^2 \over c^2}=1 \,  hyperboloid of one sheet,


- {x^2 \over a^2} - {y^2 \over b^2} + {z^2 \over c^2}=1 \,  hyperboloid of two sheets.

Parametrizing Hyperboloids

Analyzing a Hyperboloid from 2 Dimensionals

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