Conic sections are curves formed by intersecting a cone and a plane. These curves include circles, ellipses, parabolas and hyperbolas. Wolfram|Alpha can identify a conic section by its equation and can also compute the equation or other properties for a given conic section of a specified type.
Find information about a conic section through its Cartesian equation.
Plot a conic section and identify its type:
Find an ellipse and compute its properties.
Compute properties of an ellipse:
Specify an ellipse by its equation:
Compute the eccentricity of an ellipse:
Compute the focal parameter of an ellipse:
Find a circle and compute its properties.
Compute properties of a circle:
Find a circle passing through three points:
Compute the circumference of a circle:
Find a parabola and compute its properties.
Compute properties of a parabola:
Compute the directrix of a parabola:
Find a hyperbola and compute its properties.