# Conic sections

### Conic sections

The conic section is a plane curve that is created when a right circular cone is intersected by a plane.

Mathematics

Keywords

conic section, circle, ellipse, parabola, hyperbola, cone, intersecting plane, generatrix, double cone, mathematics

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