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Conic Sections

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Andrew V, Oct 20, 2001.

  1. Andrew V

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    I have to write a Paper on Conic Sections and I’m not really sure how to derive or solve an equation. I know that if you take a plane and run it through a Cone then you come out with a Hyperbola, Parabola, Eclipse, or a Circle. That’s about as far as my knowledge on this topic goes. Could anyone be of some help on explaining how to derive and solve the equation?
    I would like to thank anyone who helps ahead of time. It is much appreciated.
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  3. Andrew V

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    Scott: Thank you for that link. However, it doesn’t really explain how to derive or solve an equation. Unless I missed something.
    [Edited last by Andrew V on October 21, 2001 at 04:30 PM]
     
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    Don't forget you can also create a line or a point by intersecting a cone with a plane.
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