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Flashcards - TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Conic Sections

Flashcards - TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Conic Sections
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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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vertex
In geometry, a vertex is a point where two or more curves, lines, or edges meet
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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
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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
vertex
In geometry, a vertex is a point where two or more curves, lines, or edges meet
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
foci
In geometry, focuses or foci , singular focus, are special points with reference to which any of a variety of curves is constructed
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
equidistant
A point is said to be equidistant from a set of objects if the distances between that point and each object in the set are equal

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