Hyperboloid surface string model

Made:
1872 in Paris
maker:
Fabre de Lagrange

Hyperboloid of one sheet, with its asymptotic cone

This is one of a large set of ruled surface models made by Fabre de Lagrange in Paris, France, following designs introduced in the early 19th century. They illustrate surfaces which can be traced out in space by the movement of a straight line.

Details

Category:
Mathematics
Object Number:
1872-103
Materials:
brass, lead, wood, string, complete
type:
surface model (string)
credit:
Fabre de Lagrange

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