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Reflection Property of the Ellipse and the Hyperbola

A polar coordinate proof of the fact that the focal radii of an elipse (hyperbola) make equal angles with the tangent.

Old Node ID: 
738
Author(s): 
Michael K. Brozinsky (Queensborough Community College)
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, August 2, 2005
Original Publication Source: 
College Mathematics Journal
Original Publication Date: 
March, 1984
Subject(s): 
Geometry and Topology
Analytic Geometry
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Rating Count: 
117.00
Rating Sum: 
341.00
Rating Average: 
2.91
Author (old format): 
Michael K. Brozinsky
Applicable Course(s): 
3.1 Mainstream Calculus I
Modify Date: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2006
Average: 2.9 (117 votes)

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