Conics and their Aesthetics

conics and their stunning feats

Johannes Kepler's amazing contribution to the studies of conics

Kepler found that:

If a focus of an conic section move along the line connecting the foci (i.e. major axis), the conic section would change its form into another form of conics. For example, when the focus moves away from each other toward infinity, an ellipse would become a parabola, and when the foci comes together and combine, a circle would be created. Also, if the foci of a hyperbola combines, the hyperbola would become a straight line.


Conics in action:

Citations

"Johannes Kepler." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 23 Dec. 2013. Web. 25 Dec. 2013.


"Golden Gate Bridge." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 24 Dec. 2013. Web. 25 Dec. 2013.