Definition of Conics

1. n. That branch of geometry which treats of the cone and the curves which arise from its sections.

Definition of Conics

1. Noun. That branch of geometry which treats of the cone and the curves which arise from its sections. ¹

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Definition of Conics

1. conic [n] - See also: conic

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Conics

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Literary usage of Conics

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Projective Geometry by John Wesley Young, Oswald Veblen (1910)
"The set of all conies through the vertices of a triangle and tangent to a fixed line through one vertex is called a pencil of conics ..."

2. An Introduction to Projective Geometry and Its Applications: An Analytic and by Arnold Emch (1905)
"Among these conics are three degenerate conics, con- 1 See Joachimsthal, ... By U, V, Uv etc., we shall designate conics whose equations are «=o, v=o, «! ..."

3. A Course of Plane Geometry for Advanced Students by Clement Vavasor Durell (1910)
"(1) A system of conics, having a common focus, can be reciprocated into a system of circles; and if the latera recta of the conics are equal, ..."

4. An Elementary Treatise on Pure Geometry with Numerous Examples by John Wellesley Russell (1905)
"chord of two conics, touching one conic in A, B and the other in C, D; ... If through any common apex of two conics a line be drawn cutting the conics in ..."

5. A Treatise on the Analytic Geometry of Three Dimensions by George Salmon (1882)
"CHAPTER X. CONES AND SPHERO-conics. 239. IF a cone of any degree be cut by any sphere, whose centre is the vertex of the cone, the curve of section will ..."

6. Quadratic Forms and Their Classification by Means of Invariant-factors by Thomas John I'Anson Bromwich (1906)
"For brevity, we confine the work to quadrics since the necessary changes in the case of conics will be recognised without difficulty, and a list of results ..."

7. A Treatise on Conic Sections: Containing an Account of Some of the Most by George Salmon (1879)
"... hyperbola, and ellipse^ were first given (see Pappus, Math. Coll.j Book vii.). CONFOCAL conics.* 194 (a). Since the distance between the foci is 2<?, ..."

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