Generic mathematical definitions of the conics (1 Viewer)

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


Tom Mattson

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Here ya go: [Broken]
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I've searched the web for a long time and could not find it. Thank you so much, Tom.
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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