Ever wondered why slicing a cone gives an ellipse? It’s wonderfully clever!

Dandelin spheres, conic sections, and a view of genius in math.
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Video on Feynman’s lost lecture: https://youtu.be/xdIjYBtnvZU

I originally saw the proof of this video when I was reading Paul Lockhart’s “Measurement”, which I highly recommend to all math learners, young and old.

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The 3d animations in the video were done using Grapher, while 2d animations were done using https://github.com/3b1b/manim

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