Given an ellipse, and a smaller ellipse strictly inside it, start at a point on the outer ellipse, and in a...

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## Chords of an Ellipse

Consider N equally spaced on points on the unit circle, with the point P=(1,0) as one of these equally spaced...

Continue reading...## Eccentricity of Conics

To each conic section (ellipse, parabola, hyperbola) there is a number called the eccentricity that uniquely characterizes the shape of the curve. A circle...

Continue reading...## Area of an Ellipse

You know the formula for the area of a circle of radius R. It is Pi * R2. But what...

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