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Lesson 41: Conic Sections: Ellipses
Course Topic(s): Developmental Math | Conic Sections
Beginning with a general introduction to conics and how they are formed, circles are first presented and then ellipses are motivated by looking at the general equation of a circle centered at the origin. After central ellipses, translated ellipses are discussed, followed by a procedure for writing the equation of the ellipse in standard form. The lesson concludes with a procedure for finding the equation of an ellipse given its vertices.
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Creator(s): Bruce Yoshiwara (Pierce College) and Kathy Yoshiwara (Pierce College)
This resource was cataloged by Bohdan RhodehamelPublisher:
Developmental Mathematics Collection
Resource copyright: CC BY-NC-SA
This review was published on December 14, 2011
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