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Let the function be f(x,y)=x^2-2*y^2,which graph is S:z=f(x,y).Which are the contour curves???Are these hyperbolas???

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Let the function be f(x,y)=x^2-2*y^2,which graph is S:z=f(x,y).Which are the contour curves???Are these hyperbolas???

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Now , choose some values for $k$ and draw them in the xy-plane . What are these curves ?

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Or are these hyperbolic paraboloids???

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Heh. The

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Or are these hyperbolic paraboloids???

The

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Nice...Thank you very much!!!

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Regards.

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Great...!!!Thank you very much...!!!

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Well, this is a bit ambiguous.

The surface z=f(x,y) is a parametric surface in x and y.

It makes no sense to consider df/dz which would be zero, since f(x,y) does not contain z.

So I suspect you're supposed to consider g(x,y,z)=f(x,y)-z.

The equation g(x,y,z)=0 identifies the same surface.

And then yes, dg/dz=-1.

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Oh good!!!!!Thank you very much!!!!

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You're welcome!!!!!!!