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Topic: ellipses & strings
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Michael Thwaites

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Re: ellipses & strings
Posted: Feb 2, 1998 3:00 PM
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evans-the-swim:

>Is there a family of shapes that you get when you trace the same
>extent looped around a elliptical shape?


I seem to recall you get an ellipse. See a book called "Conic Sections" by
Salmon.


Michael Thwaites <Michael.Thwaites@ucop.edu>






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