Ellipses and Hyperbolas
Lecture no. 30 from the course: Mathematics Describing the Real World: Precalculus and Trigonometry
Taught by Professor Bruce H. Edwards | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Mathematics Courses
Continue your survey of conic sections by looking at ellipses and hyperbolas, studying their standard equations and probing a few of their many applications. For example, calculate the dimensions of the U.S. Capitol’s “whispering gallery,” an ellipse-shaped room with fascinating acoustical properties.