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Vertices of an Ellipse

The points at which an ellipse makes its sharpest turns. The vertices are on the major axis (the line through the foci).


 

 

See also

Vertex, directrices of an ellipse, vertices of a hyperbola, vertex of a parabola

 


  this page updated 27-aug-12
Mathwords: Terms and Formulas from Algebra I to Calculus
written, illustrated, and webmastered by Bruce Simmons
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