What are Conic Sections?
Let's start with circles!
First, what is a circle?
A circle is 2-dimensional shape made by drawing a curve that is always the same distance from a center.
Do you know what an Ellipse is?
Let's refresh your memory!
An ellipse usually looks like a squashed circle.
What do you know about parabolas?
What are parabolas? Take a look.
A special curve, shaped like an arch.
Last, let's discover hyperbolas!
A hyperbola an open curve formed by a plane that cuts the base of a right circular cone.
What type of hyperbolas will we find?