Caden & Conics!

Check out these examples of conic sections on baby Caden!

Conic sections are the curves which can be derived from taking slices of a "double-napped" cone!


Circle- all points are the same distance from the center

Ellipse- defined by two special points called foci

Parabola- a curve where any point is at an equal distance from a fixed point and a fixed straight line

Hyperbola- a curve where the distances of any point from a fixed point and a fixed straight line are always in the same ratio

By: Alexia Lampo

The four conic sections, circle, ellipse, parabola and hyperbola, are exemplified on my nephew Caden. He is four months old and will put a smile on your face!