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I was wondering about how to find the circumference of an ellipse.

I googled for it and found this: http://paulbourke.net/geometry/ellipsecirc/

That got me pretty amazed! I don't know high level maths, but still, can someone please explain to me why the circumference takes such a complicated form?

I mean, why shouldn't it simply be π*(a+b), where a & b are the major and minor axis.

I googled for it and found this: http://paulbourke.net/geometry/ellipsecirc/

That got me pretty amazed! I don't know high level maths, but still, can someone please explain to me why the circumference takes such a complicated form?

I mean, why shouldn't it simply be π*(a+b), where a & b are the major and minor axis.

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