Be the first to like this
The objective of this talk was to present a result on conic sections that has been recently obtained by Prof. G. Heimbeck. The target audience included students, mathematics teachers, subject specialists at the Ministry of Education, physics teachers, research physicists, portfolio managers, mathematics lecturers and research mathematicians. Conic sections (circle, ellipse, parabola and hyperbola) find applications in physics as the trajectories of the motions of planetary bodies, in optics and portfolio theory. In the talk, Prof. G. Heimbeck provided an explanation as to when a conic section has interior points. From a pure mathematics point of view, the talk presented a contribution to the projective theory of conic sections. The talk was kept as understandable as possible and the presenter refreshed the audience’s memory on the necessary concepts.