Reflexion and the gardeners ruleWe mark two neighbour points A and B on the ellipse and the two pairs of rays from the focal points to obtain C and D. The perpendiculars from A mark G and H. The gardeners rule yields CB = BH. Then, the triangles AGB and AHB are congruent (up to reflexion) and the angles ABG and ABH are equal.Kapitel und Portal |
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