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Topic: Hyperbolas in Nature
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John Conway

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Re: Hyperbolas in nature
Posted: May 15, 1996 2:38 PM
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You (or someone else) asked for enlightenment about "wtheether the actualperception
is a conic section?" (sorry - line very bad)

Well, unfortunately the answer is that it's all rather meaningless.
This question seems to presuppose that "standard" identification of the
visual field with a portion of a Euclidean plane. THERE ISN'T ONE.

Those capitals were accidental, but it seems reasonable to leave them in.


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