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Cylinder and Cone Cutting

by Michael R. Cullen (Loyola Marymount University, CA)

This article originally appeared in:
College Mathematics Journal
March, 1997

Subject classification(s): Geometry and Topology | Analytic Geometry | Conics
Applicable Course(s): 3.1 Mainstream Calculus I

The author finds the equations for the conic sections by rotating the cone and keeping the plane fixed.


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