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Finding the Asymptotes of a Hyperbola 
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Dec513, 07:41 AM

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Given a hyperbola of the form:
[tex]r=\frac{A}{1+Bsinθ+Dcosθ}[/tex] what are the polar equations for the asymptotes? 


#2
Dec513, 07:54 AM

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Oddly, plotting this with a computer will result in the asymptotes being plotted as well.



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Dec913, 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.



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Dec913, 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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