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Rectangular Hyperbola

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A Right Hyperbola of the special form


so that the Asymptotes are the lines $x=0$ and $y=0$. The rectangular hyperbola is sometimes also called an Equilateral Hyperbola.

See also Hyperbola, Right Hyperbola


Courant, R. and Robbins, H. What is Mathematics?: An Elementary Approach to Ideas and Methods, 2nd ed. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, pp. 76-77, 1996.

© 1996-9 Eric W. Weisstein