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henpen

  • 3 years ago

Is there a general equation for all the conic sections? I assume there should be as if you get the equation for a cone and solve the simultaneous equation with it and the different types of plane, you'll get the conic sections of intersection.

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  1. asnaseer
    • 3 years ago
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    yes there is:\[Ax^2 + Bxy + Cy^2 + Dx + Ey + F = 0\] Described in more detail here: http://math2.org/math/algebra/conics.htm

  2. henpen
    • 3 years ago
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    Thanks

  3. asnaseer
    • 3 years ago
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    yw :)

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