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Re: quadric surfaces

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  • Subject: [mg12828] Re: [mg12792] quadric surfaces
  • From: Alfred Gray <gray at hypatia.umd.edu>
  • Date: Fri, 12 Jun 1998 18:15:06 -0400
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

What's wrong with

ParametricPlot3D[{u,v,u v},{u,-1,1},{v,-1,1}]  ?

Which text book are you referring to?

Alfred Gray


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On Fri, 12 Jun 1998, Russell.E.Goodman wrote:

> Hello all...  I'm working on some Mathematica for a Calc IV course and
> needed some help with quadric surfaces.  How can you get
> Mathematicatica to graph a nice looking hyperbolic paraboloid as well
> as other quadric surfaces like you see in the textbooks.  I've ended up
> using ParametricPlot3D, CylindricalPlot, and others but I still can't
> get a perfect/textbook example of a hyperbolic paraboloid.  Help??
> 
> Russ Goodman
> University of Oklahoma -- Department of Mathematics rgoodman at ou.edu
> 
> 



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