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A2-15: HYPERBOLOID FROM STRAIGHT LINES

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  • ID Code: A2-15
  • Purpose: Approximate the hyperboloid
  • Description:

    Twist the two spools in opposite directions to produce a changing hyperbola. Hold heavy string taut across hyperbola as shown in the photograph. This can help students to relate concepts of multivariate calculus and three-dimensional geometry.

    This device can also be used as a model of light propagation in relativistic space-time.

  • Availability: Available
  • Loc codes: A2
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