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Archimedes' Method for the Reflections on the Ellipse

by B. A. Troesch (University of Southern California)

This article originally appeared in:
Mathematics Magazine
October, 1991

Subject classification(s): Geometry and Topology | Analytic Geometry | Conics | Plane Geometry | Measurement
Applicable Course(s): 3.2 Mainstream Calculus II | 4.9 Geometry

The author provides mechanical proofs of some properties of ellipse and hyperbola in the spirit of Archimedes.

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