The CabriJava applet shows a conic with given focus and directrix and eccentricity e You can move the focus, and can change the directrix by dragging the red points. You can vary the eccentricity by dragging the point e.
The program will calculate e and show the equation of the conic. It ia always quadratic
If e remains fixed, the theory says that the shape will remain fixed, but the figure may
Note.
As we have seen, the shape of the conic depends on the value of e, and there are three |