Feynman Ellipse Simulation
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Feynman Ellipse Simulation

Feynman Ellipse Simulation


Published: February 23, 2021 0 0 1
By: Andrew Dorzok, California State Polytechnic University
Category: Computer Science
Hashtags: #Algorithms #Coding #Programming

In a lecture given by the famous physicist Richard Feynman, he describes how an ellipse can be formed using an unconventional method. This method takes a circle and any eccentric point within that circle and draws lines from the eccentric point to the circumference. If those lines are then rotated 90 degrees about their midpoints, you will have an ellipse with foci at the center of the circle and that original eccentric point. Inspired by this mathematical oddity I decided to code it using python.


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