Share & grow the world's knowledge!

- somthingover9000 on Eli5:Why does cryptcurrency vary due to non financial events-and are they separate from banks and their changes?
- Chel_of_the_sea on Eli5: If I jump on the side of the earth facing the sun, will I jump higher than on the side facing away from the sun?
- AutoModerator on (United States) Why are drug retail prices listed and rhetorically quoted at a price that one ever pays?
- acetrain111 on (United States) Why are drug retail prices listed and rhetorically quoted at a price that one ever pays?
- Blazing_Swayze on (United States) Why are drug retail prices listed and rhetorically quoted at a price that one ever pays?

Copyright © 2022 AnswerCult

Ellipses can be defined analytically as the collection of points (x,y) that satisfy the equation

(x/a)^2 + (y/b)^2 = 1,

where a and b are just some positive constants. Each distinct ellipse can be created by simply picking the right values for a and b.

Superellipses are just like ellipses, except that the exponent in the equation isn’t necessarily 2. That is, a superellipse is the collection of points (x,y) that satisfy the equation

|x/a|^n + |y/b|^n = 1,

where a, b, and n are positive constants. When n=2, the superellipse equation is equivalent to the ellipse equation, so ellipses are just a special case of superellipses.