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Quadratic equation

The graph of the quadratic equation x^T Ax = [0,0,1]x, where A = [ 1/(alpha^2) 0 0 ]
[ 0 -1/(beta^2) 0 ]
[ 0 0 0 ] is a(n):
A. ellipse
B. hyperbola
C. elliptic paraboloid
D. parabolic cone
E. hyperbolic paraboloid

Solution Summary

This shows how to identify the conic section represented by a matrix equation.

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