Ch 28: The Hyperbola

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The Hyperbola - Chapter Summary

Our instructors explain the hyperbola as its used in math in this engaging and user-friendly chapter. These short lessons cover the definition of the hyperbola and how it's graphed, plus the major axes and lines of a hyperbola. You'll also learn about the points and coordinates on a hyperbola graph and how the standard form equation of a hyperbola is written. After you complete these lessons, you should be able to:

  • Use the foci to derive the equation of a hyperbola
  • Explain normal and tangent lines of a hyperbola
  • Describe the importance of the chords and focal lengths of hyperbolas
  • Detail the reflective properties of hyperbolas

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