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Elliptical Curves v1
Elliptical curve calculator

Elliptical Curves

Subject

Elliptical curves describe the path of orbiting objects & trajectories and sections through a cone (conic). See Laws of Motion for a full analysis.

Ellipse: An ellipse is the shape of a curve generated by a straight/flat cut through a single circular cone above its base. It is also the shape of the natural path of an orbiting body (e.g. a planet).

Hyperbola: An hyperbola is the shape of the opposing curves generated by a straight/flat cut through two cones placed tip-to-tip parallel to their axes. It is also the curvature of light around a large gravitational body like a star and the path of subatomic particles repulsed by a nucleus.

Parabola: A parabola is the shape of a curve generated by a straight/flat cut through a single circular cone parallel to its slope. It is also the path of a projectile falling to the ground under the influence of gravity.

Calculator

Ellipses determines the dimensional properties of the three elliptical curves; ellipse, hyperbola and parabola.

In addition to the shape controlling parameters of these curves, the ellipse calculator also determines arc lengths & areas and provides a co-ordinate listing for the curve between 'y=0' and 'y' maximum

For help using this calculator see Technical Help

The ellipse Calculator - Options

Ellipse

This option calculates the properties of one quarter of a full ellipse, that can be replicated for any other quarter. Ellipses will also calculate the 'y' co-ordinate and radius at the x-co-ordinate entered along with the arc length from x=0.

You enter: and ellipse calculator will provide:
  • x-coordinate
  • Half width
  • Half height
  • Number of co-ordinates
  • y-coordinate
  • Eccentricity
  • Parameter
  • Focal distance
  • Distance from focus₁ to point (P)
  • Distance from focus₂ to point (P)
  • Radius @ x
  • Arc length
  • Area
  • co-ordinate list

Hyperbola

This option calculates the properties of one half of a full hyperbola, that can be replicated for the other half. Ellipses will also calculate the 'y' co-ordinate and radius at the x-co-ordinate entered along with the arc length from x=0.

You enter: and ellipse calculator will provide:
  • x-coordinate
  • Distance to vertex
  • Parameter
  • Number of co-ordinates
  • y-coordinate
  • Eccentricity
  • x-shift of vertex
  • Focal distance
  • Distance from focus₁ to point (P)
  • Distance from focus₂ to point (P)
  • Radius @ x
  • Arc length
  • Area
  • co-ordinate list

Parabola

This option calculates the properties of one half of a full parabola, that can be replicated for the other half. Ellipses will also calculate the 'y' co-ordinate and radius at the x-co-ordinate entered along with the arc length from x=0.

You enter: and ellipse calculator will provide:
  • x-coordinate
  • Parameter
  • Number of co-ordinates
  • y-coordinate
  • Eccentricity
  • Hypotenuse to parameter
  • Focal distance
  • Distance from focus to point (P)
  • Radius @ x
  • Arc length
  • Area
  • co-ordinate list

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