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More conic section exercises

  1. Jun 8, 2007 #1


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    I have already tried some internet searches and looked through and solved the more interesting exercises in two of my Larson & Hostetler college algebra/precalculus books, and some in an intermediate algebra book - but I wish I could find many more useful, practical and applied exercises for conic sections. I am interested in finding more applied and practical varieties, and also some interesting theoretical problems suitable for the intermediate algebra and precalculus level.

    Sonic booms; LORAN; Orbits; Elliptical Room and its foci for sound; Derivations of the equations based on the definition of each... How about more kinds for more fun!
    Anyone could tell me something?
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  3. Jun 8, 2007 #2
    There are allot of applications to conic curves theory, including optics and telecommunications. Maybe you should try to search a bit in those fields.
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