Conic Sections

Circles, Ellipses, Parabolas, Hyperbolas

What is Conics?

The curves you get when a cone is "cut" in different slices.
This can be confusing, so lets look and some examples and learn using logos from some NFL teams.

Circles!!!

definition

A circle is a curve in which each point is equal-distant from the center.

Ellipses

definition

An ellipse is a oval or squished circle. each point is equal distant from 2 focal points.

Parabolas

definition

A Parabola is a curve that is shaped like a U

Hyperbola

definition

2 parabolic curves that are mirrors of eachother

Done!!!

I hope these examples helped you learn about the differences between the different conic sections and how you can find them even in places you would have never suspected.


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