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(Mathematics) (functioning as singular) the branch of geometry concerned with the parabola, ellipse, and hyperbola


(ˈkɒn ɪks)

n. (used with a sing. v.)
the branch of geometry that deals with conic sections.
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It was then passing over Mabunguru, a stony country, strewn with blocks of syenite of a fine polish, and knobbed with huge bowlders and angular ridges of rock; conic masses, like the rocks of Karnak, studded the soil like so many Druidic dolmens; the bones of buffaloes and elephants whitened it here and there; but few trees could be seen, excepting in the east, where there were dense woods, among which a few villages lay half concealed.
The hyperbola, Michel, is a curve of the second order, produced by the intersection of a conic surface and a plane parallel to its axis, and constitutes two branches separated one from the other, both tending indefinitely in the two directions.
By [11, Corollaire 2], Lemma 11 and the assumptions on the lines and the conics of C, for any integer t > 5 and any plane N c M we have [h.
Among their topics are Noether-Fano inequalities, an anti-canonical linear system, combinatorics of lines and conics, further properties of the invariant cubic, and base loci of invariant linear systems.
Other topics are rational points on elliptic curves, conics and the p-adic numbers, the zeta function, and algebraic number theory.
After a review of functions, coverage progresses from limit of a function through derivatives and applications, integrals and applications, techniques of integration, first-order differential equations, sequences and series, and conics and polar coordinates.
From figure 3 can be observed the advantage shown by the shrink joints with the double conics intermediate elements fig.
Conics have traditionally been introduced using the specific graph sheet that is shown below.
Here, they are asked to use the trace function of Geogebra to formulate some conjectures about conics.
In proposition fourteen of his book On the Conics, Apollonius proposes to demonstrate that the asymptotes and the hyperbole come closer to one another indefinitely without actually ever meeting.
subjects (triangles, bisectors, with Euclidean geometry and conics with
Professor Saniga's paper "Conics, (q+1)-Arcs, Pencil Concept of Time and Psychopathology," informs us that it is demonstrated in the (projective plane over) Galois fields GF (q) with q = 2" and n [greater than or equal to] 3 (n being a positive integer) we can define, in addition to the temporal dimensions generated by pencils of conics, also time coordinates represented by aggregates of (q+1)-arcs that are not conics.