MacLaurin’s Conic Construction

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Maclaurin constructs a conic section by passing a triangle through 3 fixed points, while running two of its vertices along fixed lines, and taking the locus of the remaining vertex. We show a specific numeric example.

Expressions

Name Input
Locus Eq Derive Input Maple Input MathML Input Mathematica Input Maxima Input Mupad Input TI-Nspire Input text Input Image