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According to my calculations, the focal points of the ellipse defined by [itex] x^{2} + \frac{y^{2}}{4} = 1 [/itex] are [itex] (-\sqrt{3},0) (\sqrt{3},0)) [/itex].

I maybe wrong of course, but does this mean that the focal points of an ellipse can indeed be outside the ellipse?

BiP