Hyperbola - Definition What is the constant value for the difference in the distance from the two foci? Let the two foci be (c, 0) and (-c, 0). The vertices are (a, 0) and (-a, 0). | d 1 – d 2 | is the constant. If the length of d 2 is subtracted from the left side of d1, what is the length which remains? | d 1 – d 2 | = 2a
Hyperbola - Equation Find the equation by setting the difference in the distance from the two foci equal to 2a. | d 1 – d 2 | = 2a
Hyperbola - Equation Simplify: Remove the absolute value by using + or -. Get one square root by itself and square both sides.
Hyperbola - Equation Subtract y 2 and square the binomials. Solve for the square root and square both sides.
Hyperbola - Equation Square the binomials and simplify. Get x’s and y’s together on one side.
Hyperbola - Equation Factor. Divide both sides by a 2 (c 2 – a 2 )
Hyperbola - Equation Let b 2 = c 2 – a 2 where c 2 = a 2 + b 2 If the graph is shifted over h units and up k units, the equation of the hyperbola is:
Hyperbola - Equation where c 2 = a 2 + b 2 Recognition: How do you tell a hyperbola from an ellipse? Answer: A hyperbola has a minus (-) between the terms while an ellipse has a plus (+).
Hyperbola - Graph Sketch the graph without a grapher: Recognition: How do you determine the type of conic section? Answer: The squared terms have opposite signs. Write the equation in hyperbolic form.
Hyperbola - Graph Sketch the graph without a grapher:
Hyperbola - Graph Sketch the graph without a grapher: Center:(-1, 2) Transverse Axis Direction: Up/Down Equation: x=-1 Vertices: Up/Down from the center or
Hyperbola - Graph Sketch the graph without a grapher: Plot the rectangular points and draw the asymptotes. Sketch the hyperbola.
Hyperbola - Graph Sketch the graph without a grapher: Plot the foci. Foci:
Hyperbola - Graph Sketch the graph without a grapher: Equation of the asymptotes:
Finding an Equation A problem for CSI! Hyperbola
Hyperbola – Find an Equation The sound of a gunshot was recorded at one microphone 0.54 seconds before being recorded at a second microphone. If the two microphones are 2,000 ft apart. Provide a model for the possible locations of the gunshot. (The speed of sound is 1100 ft/sec.) The time between the shots can be used to calculate the difference in the distance from the two microphones. 1100 ft/sec * 0.54 sec = 594 ft. The constant difference in distance from the microphones is 594 ft. Since the difference is constant, the equation must be a hyperbola. The points on the hyperbola are possible positions for the gunshot.
Hyperbola – Find an Equation Two microphones are stationed 2,000 ft apart. The difference in distance between the microphones is 594 ft. Let the center be at (0,0). The foci must be 2,000 ft apart. The vertices are a possible position for the gunshot. The difference in the distance must be 594 feet between the vertices. V Let the vertices be at (+z, 0). Assuming z>0, then (z-(-1000)) – (1000-z) = 594 z+1000-1000+z = 594 2z = 594 or z = 297.
Hyperbola – Find an Equation V Start finding the model of the hyperbola. V(297, 0) V V(-2970, 0) The distance from the center to the foci (c) is 1000 ft. Find b. Oops! We could have remembered the constant difference in distance is 2a! 2a = 594, a = 297. 297 2 = 88209
Hyperbola – Find an Equation V V(294, 0) V The model is:
Hyperbola – Find an Equation The gunshot was calculated to be at some point along the hyperbola.
Recognizing a Conic Section Parabola - One squared term. Solve for the term which is not squared. Complete the square on the squared term. Ellipse - Two squared terms. Both terms are the same “sign”. Circle - Two squared terms with the same coefficient. Hyperbola - Two squared terms with opposite “signs”.