**conics** — /kon iks/, n. (used with a sing. v.) the branch of geometry that deals with conic sections. [see CONIC, ICS] * * * … Universalium

**conics** — noun That branch of geometry which treats of the cone and the curves which arise from its sections … Wiktionary

**conics** — con•ics [[t]ˈkɒn ɪks[/t]] n. (used with a sing. v.) math. the branch of geometry that deals with conic sections • Etymology: 1570–80 … From formal English to slang

**conics** — /ˈkɒnɪks/ (say koniks) noun the branch of mathematics dealing with conic sections. {conic + s3 (def. 3) … Australian English dictionary

**conics** — /kon iks/, n. (used with a sing. v.) the branch of geometry that deals with conic sections. [see CONIC, ICS] … Useful english dictionary

**Patched Conics** — The method of patched conics is a means of generating interplanetary trajectories for spacecraft by patching together the conic section trajectories for each sphere of influence.For example: On an Earth to Mars transfer, a hyperbolic trajectory… … Wikipedia

**Conic section** — Types of conic sections: 1. Parabola 2. Circle and ellipse 3. Hyperbola … Wikipedia

**Degenerate conic** — Main article: Conic section In mathematics, a degenerate conic is a conic (degree 2 plane curve, the zeros of a degree 2 polynomial equation, a quadratic) that fails to be an irreducible curve. This can happen in two ways: either it is a… … Wikipedia

**Linear system of divisors** — A linear system of divisors algebraicizes the classic geometric notion of a family of curves, as in the Apollonian circles. In algebraic geometry, a linear system of divisors is an algebraic generalization of the geometric notion of a family of… … Wikipedia

**Apollonius of Perga** — Apollonius of Perga. Apollonius of Perga [Pergaeus] (Ancient Greek: Ἀπολλώνιος) (ca. 262 BC – ca. 190 BC) was a Greek geometer and astronomer noted for his writings on conic sections. His innovative methodology and terminology, especially in the… … Wikipedia