paraboloidal coordinate system

paraboloidal coordinate system

[pə¦rab·ə¦lȯid·əl kō′ȯrd·ən·ət ‚sis·təm]
(mathematics)
A three-dimensional coordinate system in which the coordinate surfaces form families of confocal elliptic and hyperbolic paraboloids.
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