Section 7.3 The Ellipse

Before Starting this Section, Review

  1. 1 Distance formula (Section 2.1 , page 178)

  2. 2 Completing the square (Section 3.1 , page 321)

  3. 3 Midpoint formula (Section 2.1 , page 180)

  4. 4 Transformations of graphs (Section 2.7 , page 274)

  5. 5 Symmetry (Section 2.2 , page 188)

Objectives

  1. 1 Define an ellipse.

  2. 2 Find the equation of an ellipse.

  3. 3 Translate ellipses.

  4. 4 Use ellipses in applications.

What Is Lithotripsy?

Lithotripsy is a combination of two words: litho and tripsy. In Greek, the word lith denotes a stone and the word tripsy means “crushing.” The complete medical term for lithotripsy is extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy ...

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