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Deriving the Equations of the Ellipse and the Hyperbola

by Joseph Wiener (Pan American University) and John C. Huber (Pan American University)

This article originally appeared in:
College Mathematics Journal
January, 1984

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

Using substitutions to derive equations for the ellipse and hyperbola

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