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Geometry of Conic Sections

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Part of the UNITEXT book series (UNITEXT, volume 66)

Abstract

The ancients knew quite well that the only curves that can be described by a second-degree equation are the ellipse, the parabola, and the hyperbola; in addition, there are the singular cases of a pair of intersecting lines.

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Major Axis Minor Axis Semimajor Axis Conic Section Polygonal Line 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Steklov Mathematical InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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