Websites on Conic Sections
See: Websites on Plane Curves, Plane Curves Books.
Robert Yates: Curves and Their Properties.
Math Related Links
Analytic treatment of conics
Silvio Levy/CRC Reference, about 5 pages on conics.
Alexander Bogomolny. A proof of ellipses being a conic section. http://www.cut-the-knot.com/proofs/conics.html
June Jones. Tutorial on conics. (includes a list of applications) http://jwilson.coe.uga.edu/emt669/Student.Folders/Jones.June/conics/conics.html
“Geometry and Billiards”, Serge Tabachnikov, ~2005. ★ Department of Mathematics, Penn State University. A published book on the subject. Source www.math.psu.edu
“Billiards in the Round”, Ivars Peterson, 1997-03-03. One HTML page.
Mathematical Association Of America's MathLand article. Discuss a billiard game played on a elliptical table, with illustrations.
Projective Geometry and other approach
Philip Spencer and Justin Moore. Explains projective geometry. ★ Source www.math.toronto.edu
Michel Guillerault. Projective geometry with Cabri II software. ★ (In French.) Source www-cabri.imag.fr
Wilson Stothers. Conics through both synthetic and algebraic approach, with Cabri II supplements. ★
Mathew Frank, on Pascal's theorem. (~4 pages) 1995 Source www.geom.umn.edu (2001-02)
History Related Links
MacTutor Famous Curve Index: • Ellipse • Hyperbola • Parabola
Mathematician: John H. Conway. A newsgroup message on the etymology of parabola, hyperbola, and ellipse. (Local link. Copied with permission). conicsEtynomogy.txt.
Occurrence Of The Conics
by By Jill Britton 2008-02. A page that give examples of conic sections in everyday life, with many illustrations. ★
Hollister David. Images of moiré; patterns of circles and lines simulating conics. Including a nice small animation that simulate conics with changing eccentricity. The site includes some other very nice mathematical arts. Source clowder.net Hop David on Dandelin Spheres ★: Source clowder.net
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