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Finding the Asymptotes of a Hyperbola

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Dec5-13, 07:41 AM
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Given a hyperbola of the form:


what are the polar equations for the asymptotes?
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Dec5-13, 07:54 AM
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Oddly, plotting this with a computer will result in the asymptotes being plotted as well.
Dec9-13, 05:42 PM
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You can always change it into cartesian coordinates but the work can be tedious. I have not done conics in polar plane in a long time, but I can add snapshots of of a book on how to do so If you would like.

Dec9-13, 06:32 PM
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Finding the Asymptotes of a Hyperbola

An asymptote is going to necessarily have r going to infinity, so the denominator has to be going to zero.

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