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Tangent Lines to a Conic Section
Suppose that
is a point on the conic section
. Then the tangent line to the conic section at point
is
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Soledad María Sáez Martínez
and
Félix Martínez de la Rosa
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Reference: S. H. Kung, "Finding the Tangent to a Conic Section without Calculus,"
The College Mathematics Journal
,
34
(5), 2003 pp. 394–395.
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Félix Martínez de la Rosa
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