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Re: Graphing Hyperboloids

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  • Subject: [mg25586] Re: Graphing Hyperboloids
  • From: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at informatik.uni-leipzig.de>
  • Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2000 21:43:26 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Universitaet Leipzig
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Hi,

Needs["Graphics`ContourPlot3D`"]

ContourPlot3D[(x^2/16) + (y^2/4) - z^2 - 1, {x, -4, 4}, {y, -4, 4}, {z,
-4, 
    4}]

Regards
  Jens

Andy Sokol wrote:
> 
> Hello at Math Group!
> 
> Unfortunately, I am not very skilled with Mathematica, and have been
> assigned a few problems for Calculus 3.  I'm been working on these for
> hours and I'm just absolutely stumped on the last two.  None of my
> classmates have been able to solve it either, so I was searching for
> something to help me and I found you!  This assignment is due tomorrow,
> and so I guess I'm kind of just keeping my fingers crossed that you guys
> may be reading this at 12:30 am.
> 
> I really hope this is like a super-easy problem for you...
> 
> The problems are:
> 
> Graph the hyperboloid of one-sheet:  (x^2 / 16) + (y^2 / 4) - z^2 = 1
> 
> Graph the hyperboloid of "one-sheet" (it's written as one sheet on the
> page, but based on the equation I believe that's just a typo and it's of
> two-sheets):  (x^2 / 16) - (y^2 / 4) - z^2 = 1
> 
> Please please someone help me!!!
> 
> Andy Sokol
> Florida Institute of Technology
> asokol at fit.edu


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