| Royal Irish Academy - Science - 1847 - 678 pages
...such an ellipsoid is a surface such, that the square of the distance of any point from a fixed point **is in a constant ratio to the product of its distances from** two fixed planes. Or, more generally, if a surface be such, that the product of the distances of a... | |
| George Salmon - Conic sections - 1852 - 334 pages
...A, C, E are evidently the three asymptotes, and we have the theorems, " The asymptotes, if all reed, **meet the curve again in three finite points, which...of its connexion with points of inflexion. (5.) aA2** + 6B2 + cC2 - 3dAEC = 0, an equation involving nine constants, three expressed, and six implied, and... | |
| George Salmon - Curves, Algebraic - 1852 - 329 pages
...distance from the line F. In equation (2) let BDF coincide, and the equation becomes (4) ACE - B 3 = **0 , an equation also containing nine constants. A,...account of its connexion with points of inflexion. (5.)** aA? + SB 3 + cC 3 - 3dABC = 0, an equation involving nine constants, three expressed, and six implied,... | |
| George Salmon - 1855 - 376 pages
...circle be infinitely small-, the locus of a point, the square of whose distance from a fixed point **is in a constant ratio to the product of its distances from** two fixed lines, is a conic section; and the fixed lines maybe considered as chords of imaginary intersection... | |
| George Hale Puckle - Conic sections - 1887 - 404 pages
...triangle. 40. Find the, locus of a point (i) such that the square of the tangent from it to a fixed circle **is in a constant ratio to the product of its distances from** two fixed lines ; and (ii) such that the tangent from it to a fixed circle is in a constant ratio to... | |
| George Hale Puckle - Conic sections - 1887 - 396 pages
...triangle. 40. Find the. locus of a point (i) such that the square of the tangent from it to a fixed circle **is in a constant ratio to the product of its distances from** two fixed lines ; and (ii) such that the tangent from it to a fixed circle is in a constant ratio to... | |
| Alfred Clement Jones - Geometry - 1903 - 212 pages
...parabola. 120. A point moves so that the product of the lengths of the tangents from it to an ellipse **is in a constant ratio to the product of its distances from the** foci. Show that it lies on a similar ellipse. 121. PP' is a double ordinate of an ellipse and the normal... | |
| Henry George Forder, Robert William Genese - 516 pages
...The metric interpretation of this is that L moves so that the product of its distances from a and b' **is in a constant ratio to the product of its distances from** b and a ' . It is clear that the development dual to the above can be carried out in detail. In particular... | |
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