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A Quick Construction of Tangents to an Ellipse

by Arthur C. Segal (University of Alabama)

This article originally appeared in:
College Mathematics Journal
March, 2000

Subject classification(s): Conics | Analytic Geometry | Geometry and Topology
Applicable Course(s): 3.2 Mainstream Calculus II

The author describes an alternative method for equations of tangent lines to an ellipse.

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