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MERLOT II


    

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Conic Sections

by Rudy Lopes
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Description:
A conic section is a curve formed by the intersection of a cone with a plane. These tutorials study the formulas and structures of conic sections including the circle, parabola, ellipse, and hyperbola.

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1.

Equation of a Horizontal Ellipse


Added 12/18/2007
With this Tab Tutor program, you'll learn about the equation of a horizontal ellipse and how to use it to derive the foci, vertices, and minor axis. A useful glossary also introduces you to other features like the latus rectum and major axis.
2.

Conic Sections Study Sheet


Added 12/18/2007
A conic section is a curve formed by the intersection of a cone with a plane. Use this printable study sheet to review or learn the terms and concepts of the circle, ellipse, parabola, and hyperbola.
3.

Equation of a Parabola


Added 12/18/2007
A parabola is the set of points that are equally distant from the focus point and the directrix. This Tab Tutor program will help you learn about the equation of a parabola and how to use it to derive the focus, vertex, and orientation. A useful glossary also introduces you to other features like the latus rectum and the axis of symmetry.
4.

Equation of a Horizontal Hyperbola


Added 12/18/2007
Learn about the equation of a horizontal hyperbola with this Tab Tutor program. With step-by-step instruction and an illustrated glossary, it will show you how to find the foci, vertices, minor axis, and asymptotes from the equation and vice versa.
5.

Equation of a Vertical Ellipse


Added 12/18/2007
With this Tab Tutor program, you'll learn about the equation of a vertical ellipse and how to use it to derive the foci, vertices, and minor axis. A useful glossary also introduces you to other features like the latus rectum and major axis.
6.

Equation of a Vertical Hyperbola


Added 12/18/2007
Learn about the equation of a vertical hyperbola with this Tab Tutor program. With step-by-step instruction and an illustrated glossary, it will show you how to find the foci, vertices, minor axis, and asymptotes from the equation and vice versa.
7.

Equation of a Circle


Added 12/18/2007
This Tab Tutor program will show you how to find the equation of a circle from its center and radius, and the radius and center of a circle from its equation.
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