- #1

- 86

- 0

How would I find the eccentricity of the ellipse:

x^2/49 + y^2/64 = 1

x^2/49 + y^2/64 = 1

You are using an out of date browser. It may not display this or other websites correctly.

You should upgrade or use an alternative browser.

You should upgrade or use an alternative browser.

- Thread starter TonyC
- Start date

- #1

- 86

- 0

How would I find the eccentricity of the ellipse:

x^2/49 + y^2/64 = 1

x^2/49 + y^2/64 = 1

- #2

TD

Homework Helper

- 1,022

- 0

Another constant c is defined as: [itex]c^2 \equiv a^2 - b^2[/itex]

Finally, we define the eccentricity as: [itex]e = \frac{c}{a}[/itex]

- #3

HallsofIvy

Science Advisor

Homework Helper

- 41,847

- 966

If your textbook does not have such a formula or you do not have a textbook (not a good idea!) you could go to "google.com" and enter "ellipse eccentricity". I just did that and found a very simple formula at the first hit.

- #4

- 86

- 0

Thank you very much

Share: