Conic Sections—Circles and Ellipses
Lecture no. 18 from the course: Algebra II
Taught by Professor James A. Sellers | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Mathematics Courses
Investigate the algebraic properties of the other two conic sections: ellipses and circles. Ellipses resemble stretched circles and are defined by their major and minor axes, whose ratio determines the ellipse's eccentricity. Circles are ellipses whose eccentricity = 1, with the major and minor axes equal.