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7: Hooked on Conics

In this chapter, we study the Conic Sections - literally `sections of a cone'.

Thumbnail: The circle and ellipse conic sections is determined by the angle the plane makes with the axis of the cone. The other two conic section (the hyperbola and parabolas) are not shown. Image used with permission (CC BY-SA 4.0; OpenStax)


  • Carl Stitz, Ph.D. (Lakeland Community College) and Jeff Zeager, Ph.D. (Lorain County Community College)