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Generic mathematical definitions of the conics

  1. Sep 26, 2005 #1
    Hello,

    Do you know a website with the most generic mathematical definitions of the conics (parabola, ellipse, hyperbola)?

    Thanks
     
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  3. Sep 26, 2005 #2

    Tom Mattson

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  4. Sep 26, 2005 #3
    Oh... PERFECT!

    I've searched the web for a long time and could not find it. Thank you so much, Tom.
     
  5. Oct 10, 2005 #4
    Do you have a reading reference in the web on conics with polar coordinates? I am not sure whether or not there is a real need to switch back to the cartesian form in this particular case.

    Thank you very much
     
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