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Angle of view - Ellipse and Hyperbola (Posted on 2011-11-24) Difficulty: 3 of 5
Given the equation x2/9 + y2/4 = 1 find the set of all points from which the angle of view* of this ellipse is a right angle. What is the significance of this set of points?

Given the equation x2/9 - y2/4 = 1 find the set of all points from which the angle of view* of this hyperbola is a right angle. What is the significance of this set of points?

* i.e. displaying a right angle between the two tangents.

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  Subject Author Date
Some Thoughtsre(4): An asymptotic view (spoiler)Harry2011-11-27 15:29:45
Some Thoughtsre(3): An asymptotic view (spoiler)Bractals2011-11-27 01:48:06
Some Thoughtsre(2): An asymptotic view (spoiler)Harry2011-11-26 18:14:33
Some ThoughtsFurther ThoughtBractals2011-11-26 05:13:04
Some Thoughtsre: An asymptotic view (spoiler)Bractals2011-11-26 04:58:40
SolutionAn asymptotic view (spoiler)Harry2011-11-25 23:17:28
Hints/TipsSolution - Proof upon request.Bractals2011-11-24 14:28:58
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