Projective generation of conics (TEFC)

United States, 1968

Film
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Episode of Series “Geometry”.
Introduces the eccentricity definition, then focuses on projective definitions devoid of metric notion implying the construction of a conic by straight edge alone. Shows methods of construction developed by Pascal, Malaurin, Braikenridge, Poncelet and Steiner. The logical relationship between the methods is demonstrated.

Credits

co-director

Allen Downs

Bob Nelson

production company

College Geometry Project, University of Minnesota

Language

English

Duration

00:15:38:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

27608

Subject categories

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Geometry - Study and teaching

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Mathematics - Study and teaching

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Geometry

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Mathematics - Study and teaching

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Science

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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