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Topic: 1)Gottingen's Dorothea Bahns, Laurent Bartholdi, are you as dumb and
messy about Conics as Franz? Oval is the conic section, never ellipse

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Re: 1)Gottingen's Dorothea Bahns, Laurent Bartholdi, are you as dumb
and messy about Conics as Franz? Oval is the conic section, never ellipse

Posted: Oct 6, 2017 3:10 PM
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On Friday, October 6, 2017 at 10:48:48 AM UTC+2, Archimedes Plutonium wrote:

Ellipse:

> c_1X^2 + c_2Y^2 - 1 = 0

Right, Archie.

Sometimes you will find it written the following way:

x^2/a^2 + y^2/b^2 = 1 .

"The shape parameters a, b are called the semi major axis and semi minor axis."

Hint: "It follows from the equation that the ellipse is symmetric with respect to both of the coordinate axes and hence symmetric with respect to the origin."

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