Problem: Show how to construct as many points as desired on the ellipse y^2=px(k-x). Hint: think of y as the altitude of a right triangle with hypotenuse as base.

Please give the way that how to construct the locus of ellipse in Apollonius' time.

Printable View

- Feb 18th 2009, 08:25 AMhardworker2009The most difficult problem of ellipse
Problem: Show how to construct as many points as desired on the ellipse y^2=px(k-x). Hint: think of y as the altitude of a right triangle with hypotenuse as base.

Please give the way that how to construct the locus of ellipse in Apollonius' time. - Feb 19th 2009, 05:51 AMjames_bond
See this for example.