Essays Tagged: "conic sections"

Blaise Pascal a physics pioneer of his age.

nius in mathematics and decided todevote his life to them. Shortly there after he wrote an essay on conic sections with isbasically a part of projective geometry which can still baffle mathematicians ...

(3 pages) 44 0 1.5 Apr/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

Definitions and applications of various conic sections

Conic sections is by definition the intersection of a plane and a cone. By changing the angle and lo ... n the plane touches the vertex: a point, line or 2 intersecting lines. The general equation for the conic sections is: Ax2 + Bxy + Cy2 + Dx + Ey + F = 0.Parabolas are used in real life situations such ...

(1 pages) 33 1 2.0 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Mathematics


t were known in his time. But only a few oh his other writings have survived. They include works on conic sections, perspective, and pitfalls pit falls in geometry. Many important axioms or postulates ...

(1 pages) 795 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Mathematics

Pascals Triangle

t the proposition of Euclidean geometry with no help. At the age of seventeen, he wrote an essay on conic sections which contained a theorum that was named after him. Pascal also invented many ...

(1 pages) 11 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

All About Conics: Circles, Ellipses, Hyperbolas, and Parabolas

Conics are surprisingly easy! There are four types of conic sections, circles, parabolas, ellipses, ... e are four types of conic sections, circles, parabolas, ellipses, and hyperbolas. The first type of conic, and easiest to spot and solve, is the circle. The standard form for the circle is (x-h)^2 + ( ... the equation is a hyperbola!ParabolasThe essential difference between parabolas and the three other conics is that parabolas do not have both an x^2 and a y^2. Instead, parabolas only have one, either ...

(4 pages) 3056 0 0.0 Jun/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Mathematics