ERIC Number: EJ423675
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
Durer's Paradox or Why an Ellipse Is Not Egg-Shaped.
Mathematics Magazine, v63 n2 p75-85 Apr 1990
Durer's method for drawing an ellipse is used to explain why some people think an ellipse is egg shaped and to show how this method can be used to derive the Cartesian form of the ellipse. Historical background and suggestions for further reading are included. (KR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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