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  • Understand the meaning and significance of the major and minor axes.

  • Understand the fundamental equation a2 = b2 + c2 and use it frequently.

  • Use symmetry to help you graph an ellipse.

  • Understand the standard formula for the equation of an ellipse.

  • Know how to put an equation in standard form by completing the square.


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  • Intro 0:00
  • What are Ellipses? 0:59
    • Foci
  • Properties 3:47
    • Major Axis, Minor Axis
  • Standard Form 7:22
    • Example
  • Vertical Major Axis 10:12
    • Example
  • Graphing Ellipses 13:33
    • Example: Completing the Square
  • Equation with Center at (h,k) 17:25
    • Example
  • Lecture Example 1 19:36
  • Lecture Example 2 23:52
  • Additional Example 3
  • Additional Example 4