Share this entry

Share this page

rectangular hyperbola

Syllabification: rec·tan·gu·lar hy·per·bo·la

Definition of rectangular hyperbola in English:

noun

A hyperbola with rectangular asymptotes.
Example sentences
  • Certainly by 1661 Huygens understood the relation between the rectangular hyperbola and the logarithm.
  • The method which Eutocius describes to cut a sphere in a given ratio, crediting it to Dionysodorus, uses a parabola and a rectangular hyperbola.
  • With these tools he was able to show that rotating the unlimited area of a rectangular hyperbola between the y-axis and a fixed point on the curve, resulted in a finite volume when rotated round the y-axis.

Definition of rectangular hyperbola in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day emulous
Pronunciation: ˈɛmjʊləs
adjective
seeking to emulate someone or something