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Topic: Hyperbolas in Nature
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David Masunaga

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Re: Hyperbolas in nature
Posted: May 4, 1996 8:48 AM
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Since Philip Mallinson has not replied yet, I thought I'd share one of the
neatest hyperbola occurrences which he cites, namely, the fact that if
you're carrying a sharpened pencil (hexagonal prism type), you've got SIX
hyperbolas on you. Of course, this should be reminiscent of the lampshade
shadow on the wall.

dave masunaga

> On 3 May 1996, Erica Morse wrote:

> > I am learning to be a teacher at the University of
> > Tasmania(Australia)and am doing an assignment on the hyperbola. I
> > have already used some of the articles that appear in your newsgroup
> > previously.
> > However I need some examples of the hyperbola in nature and there did
> > not appear to be any here. I have also looked in other places but to
> > no avail. Is there anyone that could give me some examples
> > please!!!!!
> >

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