# Other conic sections (ellipse, hyperbola, parabola) resources

### Teach Yourself (1)

Conic sections

In this unit we study the conic sections. These are the curves obtained when a
cone is cut by a plane. We find the equations of one of these curves, the
parabola, by using an alternative description in terms of points whose
distances from a fixed point and a fixed line are equal. We also find the
equation of a tangent to a parabola using techniques from calculus, and we use
this to prove the reflective property of the parabola.