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Homework Help: Calibrating an axis?

  1. Sep 13, 2011 #1
    A homework problem I am doing requires me to "calibrate" an axis. I think you use hyperbolas, but I am not 100% sure.

    The slope is 5/3.

    I think you put the hyperbolas at each whole number, then use the equation:

    t^2 - x^2 = s^2

    so would it be 4? I don't know what exactly constitutes a calibration, so I have no idea what the answer might be.

    anyway, thanks. Hopefully this is enough information to help.
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  3. Sep 14, 2011 #2


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    "Calibrating" an axis usually means putting the correct numbers on regularly spaced tick marks along the axis. You do not provide enough information for us to help you. For example, you say "The slope is 5/3." The slope of what and at what point?

    Can you state the problem as it is given to you?
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