Geometric Constructions with Ellipses

Gibbins, Aliska; Smolinsky, Lawrence
January 2009
Mathematical Intelligencer;Winter2009, Vol. 31 Issue 1, p65
Academic Journal
The article discusses the concept of geometric constructions with ellipses. It outlines the primary concerns with solid constructions. Regarding geometric construction, it is called planar if it is done with straightedge and compass alone, solid if it uses conic sections and linear if it uses higher order curves.


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