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    latus rectum

    Can anyone explain me what is latus rectum of the ellipse?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Apprentice123 View Post
    Can anyone explain me what is latus rectum of the ellipse?
    See here for the semi-latus rectum, the latus rectum is twice this or the distance between the points where a normal to the major axis through a focus meet the ellipse

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    Thank you very much
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