# Definition:Conic Section/Intersection with Cone/Historical Note

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## Historical Note on Conic Section: Intersection with Cone

This construction of a conic section was documented by Apollonius of Perga.

It appears in his *Conics*.

## Sources

- 1992: George F. Simmons:
*Calculus Gems*... (previous) ... (next): Chapter $\text {A}.6$: Apollonius (ca. $262$ – $190$ B.C.) - 2008: Ian Stewart:
*Taming the Infinite*... (previous) ... (next): Chapter $2$: The Logic of Shape: Problems for the Greeks