Conic Sections
Conic Sections
Conic sections are graceful curves that can be defined in several ways and constructed by a wide variety of means. Most importantly, when a plane intersects a cone, the outline of a conic section results. This book will attempt the observation and manipulation of conic sections via their many definitions. 
Contents
Conic Sections Introduction
Types of Conic Sections
 General Conic Sections
 The Circle
 The Ellipse
 The Parabola
 The Hyperbola
 Lines and Points: Degenerate Conic Sections
Features of Conic Sections
Conic Sections as Algebraic Relations
 Intercepts of Conic Sections
 Translation of Axes
 Rotation of Axes
 Rotation of Axes (examples)
 Slopes of Conic Sections
Other Systems
 Conic Sections in Polar Coordinates
 Parametric Forms of Conic Sections
Example Problems
Conclusion

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