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Topic: Hyperbolas in Nature
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From: shenzhen,china
Registered: 3/24/10
Re: Hyperbolas in Nature
Posted: Mar 24, 2010 6:03 AM
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You could do much the same with magnetism instead of
electricity. Diffraction of light around a sharp edge
also involves hyperbolic curves. (Light only travels in straight
lines when looked at on macroscopic car dvd player scales - for diffraction
in this experiment they are really hyperbolas whose curvature is
only noticeable at lengths comparable with the wavelength.)


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