Conic Sections-Ellipse

Iyer, Vidhya ; IIT Bombay


Outline: Definition, parts and properties of an ellipse; Constructing an ellipse by using Arcs of Circle method; Changing the appearance of an ellipse; The standard equation of an ellipse, (x-h)^2/a^2+(y-k)^2/b^2=1; The standard equation of an ellipse, (x-p)^2/b^2+(y-q)^2/a^2=1; Correlating both forms of standard equations with direction of major and minor axes; Creating sliders to change coefficients in standard equations; The effects of the coefficients in standard equations on the ellipse; Finding foci, vertices, co-vertices, center and eccentricity of an ellipse; Calculating length of major and minor axes, and latus recti of an ellipse. Pre-requisite: Conic Sections-Parabola

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