Geometric Model, M. Schilling No. 154. Ser. 28 No. 3, Cubic Parabolic Hyperbola

Geometric Model, M. Schilling No. 154. Ser. 28 No. 3, Cubic Parabolic Hyperbola

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This is one of six models designed by Walter Ludwig of Breslau on the suggestion of Felix Klein and with the participation of Frederick Schilling. It sold from 1902. Four models in the series show space curves of third order drawn on cylinders of various forms. All are plastic (celluloid) with metal frames. In this, the third of the four, the cross section of the cylinder is a parabola, making it a parabolic cylinder. Two curves drawn on the surface constitute a cubic parabolic hyperbola. A vertical asymptotic line segment also is shown. The remnant of a paper tag on the base read: [...]bolishe Hyperbel. (/) [...] 3.
Martin Schilling, Catalog, 1911, pp. 72-74, 133.
Websites showing the model collection of the University of Groningen and the University of Göttingen, accessed November 14, 2017.
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Object Name
Geometric Model
date made
ca 1905
place made
Germany: Saxony-Anhalt, Halle
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
iron (overall material)
overall: 39.5 cm x 27.8 cm x 18.8 cm; 15 9/16 in x 10 15/16 in x 7 13/32 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of the Department of Mathematics, The University of Michigan
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National Museum of American History
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