Origin of hyperbola
Examples from the Web for hyperbola
The circle has one focus at the centre, an ellipse or hyperbola two foci equidistant from the centre.
I said, "if my orbit is a hyperbola, I shall never return to earth."Christmas Eve and Christmas Day|Edward E. Hale
It is said that he was the first to introduce the words ellipse and hyperbola.History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume I (of 2)|John William Draper
This reasoning shows at the same time how to construct the axis of an ellipse or of an hyperbola.
These curves—the ellipse, the parabola, hyperbola—play a large part in the subsequent history of astronomy and mechanics.An Introduction to the History of Science|Walter Libby