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Circles and Ellipses,coordinate geometry revision notes from A-level Maths Tutor

# Circles and Ellipses,coordinate geometry revision notes from A-level Maths Tutor

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Learn about circles and ellipses in coordinate geometry,their Cartesian and parametric equations,how their dimensions relate to constants in their equations,worked examples of common problems.
Learn about circles and ellipses in coordinate geometry,their Cartesian and parametric equations,how their dimensions relate to constants in their equations,worked examples of common problems.

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Coordinate Geometry

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Circles and Ellipses
CirclesAny point P is described by Pythagoras' Theorem. So the equation of a circle with centre(0,0)and radius
is given by:
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Coordinate Geometry

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or in terms of parameters,For a circle with its centre off-set from the origin at a point C(a,b), again, by Pythagoras,the equation is given by:
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Coordinate Geometry

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Circle equation expanded(usual form)
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