# Flashcards - TExES Physics/Math 7-12: Conic Sections

Flashcards - TExES Physics/Math 7-12: Conic Sections
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conic section
In mathematics, a conic section is a curve obtained as the intersection of the surface of a cone with a plane
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circle
A circle is a simple closed shape in Euclidean geometry
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ellipse
In mathematics, an ellipse is a curve in a plane surrounding two focal points such that the sum of the distances to the two focal points is constant for every point on the curve
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ellipse
In mathematics, an ellipse is a curve in a plane surrounding two focal points such that the sum of the distances to the two focal points is constant for every point on the curve
circle
A circle is a simple closed shape in Euclidean geometry
conic section
In mathematics, a conic section is a curve obtained as the intersection of the surface of a cone with a plane
diameter
In geometry, a diameter of a circle is any straight line segment that passes through the center of the circle and whose endpoints lie on the circle
vertices
In geometry, a vertex is a point where two or more curves, lines, or edges meet
parabola
A parabola is a two-dimensional, mirror-symmetrical curve, which is approximately U-shaped when oriented as shown in the diagram below, but which can be in any orientation in its plane
hyperbola
In mathematics, a hyperbola is a type of smooth curve lying in a plane, defined by its geometric properties or by equations for which it is the solution set

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