## The Ellipse Site

Choose a tour through mathematical Web pages about ellipses.

Or quickly find a reference to a mathematical definition or theorem.

The formulas might match the text better if you set your browser's font to
Palatino 12 point type.

## Take a tour. . .

Pick the tour that best fits your goals, needs, and learning style. To follow a tour, repeatedly press the button for the tour you want to be on:

The is a traditional textbook approach of definition, examples, properties (with proofs), exercises, and problems (including applications).

The will help you see the thinking behind the ideas: how mathematicians develop concepts to answer questions.

The is based on setting up mathematical structures to solve applied problems. You first think about a problem and then learn math ideas that can help you solve it.

To continue with your tour, just click on the appropriate button at the bottom of your page.

## . . . or quickly look up mathematical ideas.

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**Until we get funding, these demonstration pages concern just one mathematical topic: ellipses.**

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**Please do not reproduce without permission. **

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*Last updated: 17 February 2005
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*MATtours project team led by Larry Copes
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