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# Conic Sections Hyperbola and Focus-Directrix Equation

## Hyperbola and Focus-Directrix Equation

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Hyperbola

The set of all points in a plane whose distances from the two xed points (focuses/foci) have a constant difference.

## Hyperbola and Focus-Directrix Equation

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Hyperbola

The set of all points in a plane whose distances from the two xed points (focuses/foci) have a constant difference.

## Hyperbola and Focus-Directrix Equation

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Hyperbola

The set of all points in a plane whose distances from the two xed points (focuses/foci) have a constant difference.

## Hyperbola and Focus-Directrix Equation

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Hyperbola

The set of all points in a plane whose distances from the two xed points (focuses/foci) have a constant difference.

## Hyperbola and Focus-Directrix Equation

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Equation of a Hyperbola

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Equation of a Hyperbola

## Hyperbola and Focus-Directrix Equation

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Equation of a Hyperbola

## Hyperbola and Focus-Directrix Equation

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Equation of a Hyperbola

Foci : F1 = (c, 0) and F2 = (c, 0) Vertices : V1 = (a, 0) and V2 = (a, 0) From the above gure and from the denition of the hyperbola we have (x + c)2 + y 2 (x c)2 + y 2 = constant

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Equation of a Hyperbola

Foci : F1 = (c, 0) and F2 = (c, 0) Vertices : V1 = (a, 0) and V2 = (a, 0) From the above gure and from the denition of the hyperbola we have (x + c)2 + y 2 (x c)2 + y 2 = 2a

## Hyperbola and Focus-Directrix Equation

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Equation of a Hyperbola
Simplifying, we get y2 2 =1 a2 c a2 x2

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Equation of a Hyperbola
Simplifying, we get y2 2 =1 a2 c a2 x2

## Hyperbola and Focus-Directrix Equation

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Equation of a Hyperbola
Simplifying, we get y2 2 =1 a2 c a2 x2

Since a < c

## Hyperbola and Focus-Directrix Equation

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Equation of a Hyperbola
Simplifying, we get y2 2 =1 a2 c a2 x2

## Hyperbola and Focus-Directrix Equation

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Equation of a Hyperbola
Simplifying, we get y2 2 =1 a2 c a2 x2

## Hyperbola and Focus-Directrix Equation

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Equation of a Hyperbola
Simplifying, we get y2 2 =1 a2 c a2 x2

## Since a < c , we can let b2 = c2 a2 . Thus x2 a2 y2 2 =1 b

Note that the rectangle formed above is called the auxillary rectangle of the hyperbola.
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Equation of a Hyperbola
If we solve for y in terms of x we get x2 b2 a2 b2

y=

## Hyperbola and Focus-Directrix Equation

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Equation of a Hyperbola
If we solve for y in terms of x we get x2 b2 a2 b2

y=
b b Consider the lines y = a x and y = a x.

## Hyperbola and Focus-Directrix Equation

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Equation of a Hyperbola
If we solve for y in terms of x we get x2 b2 a2 b2

y=

## Hyperbola and Focus-Directrix Equation

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Equation of a Hyperbola
If we solve for y in terms of x we get x2 b2 a2 b2

y=

x+

x2 b2 a2 b x a

b2 =1

lim

x2 b2 a2 b x a

b2 =1

lim

## Hyperbola and Focus-Directrix Equation

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Equation of a Hyperbola
If we solve for y in terms of x we get x2 b2 a2 b2

y=

x+

x2 b2 a2 b x a

b2 =1

lim

x2 b2 a2 b x a

b2 =1

lim

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Equation of a Hyperbola
If we solve for y in terms of x we get x2 b2 a2 b2

y=

x+

x2 b2 a2 b x a

b2 =1

lim

x2 b2 a2 b x a

b2 =1

lim

## b Hence, the lines y = a x serve as asymptotes of the hyperbola.

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Equation of a Hyperbola
In general a hyperbola centered at the origin has form:

## Hyperbola and Focus-Directrix Equation

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Equation of a Hyperbola
In general a hyperbola centered at the origin has form: x2 a2 y2 2 =1 b

## Hyperbola and Focus-Directrix Equation

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Equation of a Hyperbola
In general a hyperbola centered at the origin has form: y2 2 =1 2 a b x2 x2 2 =1 b2 a y2

## Foci (0, c) = (0, a2 + b2 ) Vertices (0, b)

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Examples
Example 1. Find the foci of the hyperbola given by the equation x2 y 2 = 4. 9 Then sketch its graph.

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Examples
Example 1. Find the foci of the hyperbola given by the equation x2 y 2 = 4. 9 Then sketch its graph. Solution: The hyperbola can be expressed as x2 y 2 =1 36 4

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Examples
Example 1. Find the foci of the hyperbola given by the equation x2 y 2 = 4. 9 Then sketch its graph. Solution: The hyperbola can be expressed as x2 y 2 =1 36 4 So a = 6 and b = 2.

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Examples
Example 1. Find the foci of the hyperbola given by the equation x2 y 2 = 4. 9 Then sketch its graph. Solution: The hyperbola can be expressed as x2 y 2 =1 36 4 So a = 6 and b = 2. Then c = a2 + b2 = 36 + 4 = 2 10.

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Examples
Example 1. Find the foci of the hyperbola given by the equation x2 y 2 = 4. 9 Then sketch its graph. Solution: The hyperbola can be expressed as x2 y 2 =1 36 4 So a = 6 and b = 2. Then c = a2 + b2 = 36 + 4 = 2 10. Hence, F : (2 10, 0) insert graph here

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Examples

Example 2. Find the equation of the vertical hyperbola centered at the origin with a vertex at (0, 3) and a focus at (0, 4). Then sketch its graph.

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Examples

Example 2. Find the equation of the vertical hyperbola centered at the origin with a vertex at (0, 3) and a focus at (0, 4). Then sketch its graph. Solution: b = 3 and c = 4.

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Example 2. Find the equation of the vertical hyperbola centered at the origin with a vertex at (0, 3) and a focus at (0, 4). Then sketch its graph. Solution: b = 3 and c = 4. So a = c2 b2

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Examples

Example 2. Find the equation of the vertical hyperbola centered at the origin with a vertex at (0, 3) and a focus at (0, 4). Then sketch its graph. Solution: b = 3 and c = 4. So a = c2 b2 = 16 9 =

7.

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Examples

Example 2. Find the equation of the vertical hyperbola centered at the origin with a vertex at (0, 3) and a focus at (0, 4). Then sketch its graph. Solution: b = 3 and c = 4. So a = c2 b2 = 16 9 = 7. Thus, the hyperbola has the equation y 2 x2 =1 9 7 insert graph here

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Equation of a Hyperbola
In general, we may consider a hyperbola with either a vertical or a horizontal transverse axis centered at the point (h, k).

## Hyperbola and Focus-Directrix Equation

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Equation of a Hyperbola
In general, we may consider a hyperbola with either a vertical or a horizontal transverse axis centered at the point (h, k). Then, the hyperbola has the form

## Hyperbola and Focus-Directrix Equation

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Equation of a Hyperbola
In general, we may consider a hyperbola with either a vertical or a horizontal transverse axis centered at the point (h, k). Then, the hyperbola has the form

(x h)2 a2

(y k)2 b2

=1

Foci (h a2 + b2 , k)

Vertices (h a, k)

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Equation of a Hyperbola
In general, we may consider a hyperbola with either a vertical or a horizontal transverse axis centered at the point (h, k). Then, the hyperbola has the form (y k)2 (x h)2 a2 (y k)2 b2 =1 b2 (x h)2 a2

=1

## a<b Foci Foci (h a2 + b2 , k) Vertices (h a, k) (h, k c) = (h, k Vertices (h, k b)

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a2 + b2 )

Equation of a Hyperbola

Example Find the equation of the hyperbola with foci (1, 1) and (4, 1) and vertices (0, 1) and (3, 1).

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Equation of a Hyperbola

Example Find the equation of the hyperbola with foci (1, 1) and (4, 1) and vertices (0, 1) and (3, 1). Solution:

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Equation of a Hyperbola

Example Find the equation of the hyperbola with foci (1, 1) and (4, 1) and vertices (0, 1) and (3, 1). Solution:
3 The desired hyperbola is centered at ( 2 , 1) so h = 3 and k = 1. 2

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Equation of a Hyperbola

Example Find the equation of the hyperbola with foci (1, 1) and (4, 1) and vertices (0, 1) and (3, 1). Solution:
3 The desired hyperbola is centered at ( 2 , 1) so h = 3 and k = 1. 2 3 The value of a is the distance from the center to a vertex, which in this case is 2 .

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Equation of a Hyperbola

Example Find the equation of the hyperbola with foci (1, 1) and (4, 1) and vertices (0, 1) and (3, 1). Solution:
3 The desired hyperbola is centered at ( 2 , 1) so h = 3 and k = 1. 2 3 The value of a is the distance from the center to a vertex, which in this case is 2 .

The value of c is the distance of a focus to the center which is inthis case is 5 . 2

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Equation of a Hyperbola

Example Find the equation of the hyperbola with foci (1, 1) and (4, 1) and vertices (0, 1) and (3, 1). Solution:
3 The desired hyperbola is centered at ( 2 , 1) so h = 3 and k = 1. 2 3 The value of a is the distance from the center to a vertex, which in this case is 2 .

The value of c is the distance of a focus to the center which is inthis case is 5 . 2 Now, b2 = c2 + a2 = 16 = 4. 4

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Equation of a Hyperbola

Example Find the equation of the hyperbola with foci (1, 1) and (4, 1) and vertices (0, 1) and (3, 1). Solution:
3 The desired hyperbola is centered at ( 2 , 1) so h = 3 and k = 1. 2 3 The value of a is the distance from the center to a vertex, which in this case is 2 .

The value of c is the distance of a focus to the center which is inthis case is 5 . 2 Now, b2 = c2 + a2 = 16 = 4. Hence, the desired equation is 4

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Equation of a Hyperbola

Example Find the equation of the hyperbola with foci (1, 1) and (4, 1) and vertices (0, 1) and (3, 1). Solution:
3 The desired hyperbola is centered at ( 2 , 1) so h = 3 and k = 1. 2 3 The value of a is the distance from the center to a vertex, which in this case is 2 .

The value of c is the distance of a focus to the center which is inthis case is 5 . 2 Now, b2 = c2 + a2 = 16 = 4. Hence, the desired equation is 4 (x 3 )2 2
3 2 2

(y 1)2 (2)2

=1

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## Hyperbola and Focus-Directrix Equation

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For the parabola, we dene the eccentricity e to be e = 1. For the ellipse and hyperbola, we dene eccentricity to be e= distance between foci distance between vertices

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For the parabola, we dene the eccentricity e to be e = 1. For the ellipse and hyperbola, we dene eccentricity to be e= distance between foci distance between vertices

Hence, we have

## Hyperbola and Focus-Directrix Equation

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For the parabola, we dene the eccentricity e to be e = 1. For the ellipse and hyperbola, we dene eccentricity to be e= distance between foci distance between vertices

## Hyperbola and Focus-Directrix Equation

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For the parabola, we dene the eccentricity e to be e = 1. For the ellipse and hyperbola, we dene eccentricity to be e= distance between foci distance between vertices

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For the parabola, we dene the eccentricity e to be e = 1. For the ellipse and hyperbola, we dene eccentricity to be e= distance between foci distance between vertices

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(x h)2 a2

(y k)2 b2

= 1.

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(x h)2 a2

(y k)2 b2

= 1.

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## Consider the ellipse

(x h)2 a2

(y k)2 b2

= 1.

The lines perpendicular to the major axis of this ellipse at distances a from the e center are the directrices of this ellipse.

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## Consider the ellipse

(x h)2 a2

(y k)2 b2

= 1.

The lines perpendicular to the major axis of this ellipse at distances a from the e center are the directrices of this ellipse. Let D1 be the directrix nearest the focus F1 and let D2 be the directrix nearest the focus F2 .

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## Consider the ellipse

(x h)2 a2

(y k)2 b2

= 1.

The lines perpendicular to the major axis of this ellipse at distances a from the e center are the directrices of this ellipse. Let D1 be the directrix nearest the focus F1 and let D2 be the directrix nearest the focus F2 .

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## Consider the ellipse

(x h)2 a2

(y k)2 b2

= 1.

The lines perpendicular to the major axis of this ellipse at distances a from the e center are the directrices of this ellipse. Let D1 be the directrix nearest the focus F1 and let D2 be the directrix nearest the focus F2 . This pairing of the foci and the directrices will be refered to as the focus-directrix pairing.
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PF1

(x + c)2 + y 2

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PF1

= =

(x + c)2 + y 2 b2 (x + ae)2 + b2 2 x2 a

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PF1

= =

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PF1

= =

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PF1

= =

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PF1

= =

= =

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PF1

= =

= = =

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PF1

= =

= = = =

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PF1

= =

= = = = =

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PF1

= =

= = = = =

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PF1

= =

= = = = =

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PF1

= =

= = = = =

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(x h)2 a2

(y k)2 b2

= 1.

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= 1. a2 b2 The lines perpendicular to the transverse axis of this hyperbola at distances a e from the center are the directrices of this ellipse.

(x h)2

(y k)2

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= 1. a2 b2 The lines perpendicular to the transverse axis of this hyperbola at distances a e from the center are the directrices of this ellipse. Let D1 be the directrix nearest the focus F1 and let D2 be the directrix nearest the focus F2 .

(x h)2

(y k)2

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= 1. a2 b2 The lines perpendicular to the transverse axis of this hyperbola at distances a e from the center are the directrices of this ellipse. Let D1 be the directrix nearest the focus F1 and let D2 be the directrix nearest the focus F2 . This pairing of the foci and the directrices will be refered to as the focus-directrix pairing.

(x h)2

(y k)2

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Hence, for any focus-directrix pair in an ellipse, hyperbola or parabola we have the following equation

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Hence, for any focus-directrix pair in an ellipse, hyperbola or parabola we have the following equation PF = e PD

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Hence, for any focus-directrix pair in an ellipse, hyperbola or parabola we have the following equation PF = e PD this equation is refered to as the focus-directrix equation.

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Exercises

## Identify the following conic sections and determine their eccentricity:

a. b. c. d. e. 2x2 3y 2 + 4x + 6y 1 = 0 2x2 + 3y 2 + 16x 18y 53 = 0 9x + y 2 + 4y 5 = 0 4x2 x = y 2 + 1 7y y 2 x = 0

Determine the equation of the parabola whose focus and vertex are the vertex and focus, respectively of the parabola with equation x + 4y 2 y = 0. Let M = 3. Determine the equations of the hyperbola and ellipse having (2, 1) as the foci and M as the length of the conjugate axis and minor axis, respectively.

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