Subject:
Higher Education, Mathematics, Algebra, Geometry, Astronomy
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Ohio Open Ed Collaborative
Tags:
  • Center
  • Complete the Square
  • Conic Section
  • Distance Formula
  • Eccentricity
  • Ellipse
  • Elliptical Orbit
  • Focal Point
  • Foci
  • Focus
  • Horizontal Ellipse
  • Major Axis
  • Mathematics
  • Minor Axis
  • Planetary Orbit
  • Quadratic Function
  • Standard Form
  • Tmm0022
  • Vertex
  • Vertical Ellipse
  • License:
    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
    Language:
    English
    Media Formats:
    Downloadable docs, Text/HTML

    Ellipses

    Overview

    Ellipse - conic section, foci, major and minor axes, vertices, standard form, eccentricity

    TMM 002 PRECALCULUS (Revised March 21, 2017)

    AdditionalOptional Learning Outcomes:
    2. Geometry: The successful Precalculus student can:

    2f. Represent conic sections algebraically via equations of two variables and graphically by drawing curves.
    Sample Tasks:

    • The student can perform the process “completing the square” transforming the equation into a standard form.
    • The student can draw curves representing conic sections.
    • The student can solve systems of equations involving linear and quadratic functions.
    • The student can parametrize conic curves.

    Ellipses

    In this module we will learn about ellipses.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Definition
    • Foci, Minor and Major Axes, Vertices, Center
    • Standard equation vertical and horizontal ellipses
    • Eccentricity
    • Graph