What is eccentricity - Definition and Meaning

Eccentricity :

Eccentricity is the measure of how much any conic section deviates from being circular. The conic sections and their eccentricity values are, Circle = 0, Ellipse = 0 < x < 1, Parabola = 1, Hyperbola = '>1', and Line = infinity.


Formula :

Ellipse Eccentricity = c/a

Example :


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