Well, there are actually *two* cones. Without the second one, it’s not immediately obvious what the difference between the parabola and the hyperbola is.

This was by far my worst math class in college. Honors level freshman course with a prof that sucked, don’t remember anything at all from it except the integrals get nasty.

Is this telling me a parabola is an angled section and a hyperbola is a vertical section of a cone? Not sure why I never understood it as such before this simple illustration. Might have to do with my mathphobia.

I’m still traumatized from having to hand draw those shapes generated by a sliced cone. Descriptive geometry was taught in architecture school in the pre digital era.

Yes, but what about the *cones*?

Maybe I’m not a smart man, and so maybe I’m not getting this, but what is this educating me with?

You tear a chunk out of a cone, slap it on its side and what?

Is this video showing me the relationship between a cone and shapes? Or specially what shapes mean what (and the cone is incidental)?

I’m sure these have obvious answers when you’re already mathematically minded, but pretty shapes aside, i have no idea what I’m looking at

Well, there are actually *two* cones. Without the second one, it’s not immediately obvious what the difference between the parabola and the hyperbola is.

If you slice it straight down the middle, do you get a triangle? And if so, why do we not consider a triangle as a conic section?

I learned about this on Donald Duck in Mathmagic land so long ago… the memories

And the last one on the mid?

How dare they skip parabol and go right to parabola.

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Isnt that “hyperbola” just a steeper parabola?

I thought it would be the ICONIC shapes

Are they [Four-Line Conics](https://youtu.be/M2MgjPrSVX0?t=1985)?

What a trash post, I did not see a plane crash into that cone to “slice” it. Probably would have been better using a helicopter.

It must’ve been a very small plane, I’d be surprised if it could even fly

Stolen from [physicsfun on Instagram](https://www.instagram.com/physicsfun/). [Here is the OP](https://www.instagram.com/p/CBTboOdhYEm/). Go and give them a like.

This was by far my worst math class in college. Honors level freshman course with a prof that sucked, don’t remember anything at all from it except the integrals get nasty.

u/savevideo

Don’t show this to Ben or he’ll have to redo the Cones of Dunshire and find a way to implement this new conical technology.

I’m curious what the big odd shaped lump in the middle is called.

This is truly not impressive.

I want this in my house !

All I remember about an ENTIRE year of high school math was the math teacher’s running joke….”What’s a parabola?……2 bola.”

Is this telling me a parabola is an angled section and a hyperbola is a vertical section of a cone? Not sure why I never understood it as such before this simple illustration. Might have to do with my mathphobia.

Here’s a better description than mine: http://www.differencebetween.net/science/difference-between-parabola-and-hyperbola/

One of my students made a 3D printed model of this using the equations for the curves, I probably have the stl file somewhere.

I’m still traumatized from having to hand draw those shapes generated by a sliced cone. Descriptive geometry was taught in architecture school in the pre digital era.

Pfft, give me a call when you’re doing [**four line conics**](https://youtu.be/M2MgjPrSVX0D?t=1490)

This is cool.

Why were they interested in slicing cones?

Isn’t the last one actually the parabola…

And the 3rd one the hyperbola

Edit :yup they are right

Ok.

are there squaric sections?