Download the App!

Get 24/7 study help with the Numerade app for iOS and Android! Enter your email for an invite.

Question

Answered step-by-step

Show that if the point $ (a, b, c) $ lies on the hyperbolic paraboloid $ z = y^2 - x^2 $, then the lines with parametric equations $ x = a + t, y = b + t, z = c + 2 (b - a) t $ and $ x = a + t, y = b - t, z = c - 2 (b + a) t $ both lie entirely on this paraboloid. (This shows that the hyperbolic paraboloid is what is called a ruled surface; that is, it can be generated by the motion of a straight line. In fact, this exercise shows that through each point on the hyperbolic paraboloid there are two generating lines. The only other quadric surfaces that are ruled surfaces are cylinders, cones, and hyperboloids of one sheet.)

Video Answer

Solved by verified expert

This problem has been solved!

Try Numerade free for 7 days

Like

Report

Official textbook answer

Video by Carson Merrill

Numerade Educator

This textbook answer is only visible when subscribed! Please subscribe to view the answer

04:42

Wen Zheng

Calculus 3

Chapter 12

Vectors and the Geometry of Space

Section 6

Cylinders and Quadric Surfaces

Vectors

Missouri State University

Campbell University

Oregon State University

University of Nottingham

Lectures

02:56

In mathematics, a vector (from the Latin word "vehere" meaning "to carry") is a geometric entity that has magnitude (or length) and direction. Vectors can be added to other vectors according to vector algebra. Vectors play an important role in physics, engineering, and mathematics.

11:08

In mathematics, a vector (from the Latin word "vehere" which means "to carry") is a geometric object that has a magnitude (or length) and direction. A vector can be thought of as an arrow in Euclidean space, drawn from the origin of the space to a point, and denoted by a letter. The magnitude of the vector is the distance from the origin to the point, and the direction is the angle between the direction of the vector and the axis, measured counterclockwise.

02:34

Show that if the point $(a…

04:23

05:35

03:49

Involve parametric equatio…

02:08

06:22

(a) Show that the parametr…

02:42

so being given the point, ABC, with an equation of Z equals y squared minus X squared. We can plug in the point, um, and we get that C is equal to B squared minus a squared. So now we have the Z equals y squared minus X squared. That's how we end up getting the C equals B squared minus a squared. So now we want to plug in the Parametric equation into the equation of the hyperbolic parable oId and solve for C. So we have X equals a plus t. We have that y equals B plus T and Z equals C plus two times B minus 80 then plugging in. Now that we're solving for C, we end up getting that C plus to be a T is equal to Z, but we can now write Z as B plus T squared minus a plus T squared. Then C is going to C plus two B T minus 2 80 is going to equal B squared plus two B t plus T squared minus a squared minus to a T minus t squared. And then we can combine like terms, and this is going to end up giving us a nice C equals B squared minus a squared. Well, that looks familiar because we found it up here as well, then plugging in a second Parametric equation. Um, we have X equals a plus t y equals B minus T and see again equals negative or sorry Z equals C minus two times be this time plus a team. We multiply everything out. We set Z equal to those other values. So now we have is a C minus to be T minus 2 80 equals B squared minus to B T plus T squared minus a squared minus 2 80 minus t squared. We subtract those things over, and once again, we end up getting C equals B squared minus a squared. So since both Parametric equations are equal to each other, then we can say that both of them lie entirely on Z equal to y squared minus X squared.

View More Answers From This Book

Find Another Textbook