AM  Vol.8 No.9 , September 2017
Projection of the Semi-Axes of the Ellipse of Intersection
It is well known that the line of intersection of an ellipsoid and a plane is an ellipse (see for instance [1]). In this note the semi-axes of the ellipse of intersection will be projected from 3d space onto a 2d plane. It is shown that the projected semi-axes agree with results of a method used by Bektas [2] and also with results obtained by Schrantz [3].
Cite this paper: Klein, P. (2017) Projection of the Semi-Axes of the Ellipse of Intersection. Applied Mathematics, 8, 1320-1335. doi: 10.4236/am.2017.89097.

[1]   Klein, P.P. (2012) On the Ellipsoid and Plane Intersection Equation. Applied Mathematics, 3, 1634-1640.

[2]   Bektas, S. (2016) On the Intersection of an Ellipsoid and a Plane. International Journal of Research in Engineering and Applied Sciences, 6, 273-283.

[3]   Schrantz, G.R. (2004) Projections of Ellipses and Circles. Hamline University. (To be found in the internet)

[4]   Bronshtein, I.N., Semendyayev, K.A., et al. (2007) Handbook of Mathematics. 5th Edition, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.