# conic section

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## Synonyms for conic section

### (geometry) a curve generated by the intersection of a plane and a circular cone

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con], a/2 is average diameter, length of conic section and conical angle respectively seen in Fig.
A Set of Centers of Described for a Quadrangle Conic Section.
There are two geometric designs represented in figure 7: the initial one that has the length z = 35 mm for the conic section and the new one with the length z = 12.
The first is designed for use with Cabri Geometry to study the parabola as a conic section.
3) A free point on a line, a circle, a conic section or another curve is distributed by a variable, so we can move it to any position on the line or curve accurately by changing the value of the variable using an animation button.
Boytchev in Chapter 20 presents how the concept of conic sections can be taught by using virtual models.
Slice them any way you like, and you have a real-world example of conic sections 6 which can take the form of an ellipse, parabola, or hyperbola.
He studied other conic sections, the ellipse and the hyperbola, always trying to find elegant ways of holding weight at a height.
The Alexandrian tradition was based in mixed and pure mathematics such as mechanics, astronomy, and conic sections.
The latter encompasses both cylindrical and toroidal surfaces and these are collectively known as conic sections since they are curved forms which originate from sections of a cone (Figure 1).
Being one of Apollonius' conic sections, the parabola is basically a geometric entity.
Sampson3 provided a statistical model for describing the average shape of the arch form as well as its variation in the population by applying arcs of conic sections on the sample of sixty six dental arches.
He followed the way opened by al-Hasan ibn Musa, particularly in his work on the measure of curved planes and solids, and on the properties of conic sections.
Ratti and McWaters (University of South Florida) introduce the concepts and formulas for graphing equations, and explain how to solve quadratic equations, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions, systems of equations, and conic sections.
Pascal inscribed his essay on conic sections at 16, and Alexander Hamilton was George Washington's aide at 20.
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