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Tool: Elliptical Pool Table
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Go to: http://www.davew.orcon.net.nz/poolellipse/poolellipse.html (opens a new window)
Description: Choose "New Toys" from the menu bar when it has loaded (be patient); then choose "Elliptical Pool Table" one that in turn is loaded. This applet simulates pool on a table where the "pocket" is the right-side focus of an ellipse. The cue can only be aimed towards the left side of the ellipse.
Technology Type: Java Applet 
Author: David Williamson
Language: English 
Cost: Does not require payment for use

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Courses: Algebra II Ellipses
PreCalculus foci

Student Review (Not based on classroom experience)
Reviewer: tpowers, Jul 15 2004 03:48:27:450PM
Appropriate for: introduction to a concept, applications of a concept or technique
Ability to meet my goals: Very Effective
Recommended for:
Geometry: History of geometry, Construction and loci, Modeling and applications
Algebra II: Conic sections
Trigonometry: Vectors, Parametric Equations
Calculus: Param., Polar, & Vector Fcns., Derivative at a Point, Applications of Derivatives
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