Construction Of An Ellipse

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An illustration showing how to construct an ellipse. “With a as a center, draw two concentric circles with diameters equal to the long and short axes of the desired ellipse. Draw from o any number of radii, A, B, etc. Draw a line Bb’ parallel to n and bb’ parallel to m, then b is a point in the desired ellipse.


Albert A. Hopkins Scientific America: Handy Book Of Facts And Formulas (New York: Munn & Co., Inc., 1918) 39


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