Noun

(*uncountable*)

- That branch of geometry which treats of the cone and the curves which arise from its sections.

Noun

(*uncountable*)

- That branch of geometry which treats of the cone and the curves which arise from its sections.

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- We may now summarize the contents of the
**Conics**of Apollonius. - In it Maclaurin developed several theorems due to Newton, and introduced the method of generating
**conics**which bears his name, and showed that many curves of the third and fourth degrees can be described by the intersection of two movable angles. - Astronomy was also enriched by his investigations, and he was led to several remarkable theorems on
**conics**which bear his name. - His treatise on
**Conics**gained him the title of The Great Geometer, and is that by which his fame has been transmitted to modern times. - After the
**Conics**in eight Books had been written in a first edition, Apollonius brought out a second edition, considerably revised as regards Books i.-ii., at the instance of one Eudemus of Pergamum; the first three books were sent to Eudemus at intervals, as revised, and the later books were dedicated (after Eudemus' death) to King Attalus I.

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