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curve construction
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Last Post:
Oct 12, 2013 8:48 AM




curve construction
Posted:
Oct 11, 2013 5:10 PM


One can construct an ellipse as follows: pin 2 thumbtacks into a sheet, loop a string (tied at the ends) loosely around them, pull it taut, draw the ellipse with a pencil; the sum of the distances etc.
Are there similar methods to draw a parabola and hyperbola?
 Rich



