Conic Sections

Contents

I. The Altar at Delos

II. Conic Graph Paper

III. Conics Are Connected

IV. The Eccentric Circle

V. Conic Diameters

VI. Sunbeams and Satellite Dishes

VII. The Quadrature of the Parabola

VIII. Central Conics

IX. The Area of the Ellipse

X. Tacks and Cardboard

XI. Eavesdropping with Ellipses

XII. The Structure of the Hyperbola

XIII. Slicing Cones

XIV. Light and Shadows

XV. A Touch of Etymology

XVI. Parabolas and Artillery

XVII. Planetary Motion

XVIII. Hexagrammum Mysticum

Sources and Resources

Michael Ortiz, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Department of Natural and Behavioral Sciences

Sul Ross State University Rio Grande College

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