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Homework Help: Level Curve

  1. Mar 4, 2008 #1
    [SOLVED] Level Curve

    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    For the given equation sketch the level curve F(x,y)=1

    F(x,y)= x^2-y^2


    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution

    Would this: x^2-y^2=1 still be a circle? What will the minus change?
     
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  3. Mar 4, 2008 #2

    Dick

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    No it's not a circle. It's a hyperbola. Remember conic sections? Even if you don't, you can still start sketching it by putting numbers in. The would let you figure out it's not a circle pretty fast.
     
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