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Conic Sections

Main Concept

The conic sections are the curves formed by intersecting a cone with a plane. The four non-degenerate conics are the circle, the ellipse, the parabola, and the hyperbola:

 Circle Ellipse Parabola Hyperbola

The general form of a conic is:

 where A, B, C, D, E, F are real-valued parameters.

Use the sliders to manipulate the plane. See how the intersection with the cone changes to form a circle, ellipse, parabola, or a hyperbola.

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