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Hyperbolla, ellipse, and parabolas

Hypatia was a mathematician, great orator teacher, astronomer and philosopher.

Her work on the ideas of conic sections was a significant contribution to mathematics. She edited the work ‘On the Conics of Apollonius’, a book written by Apollonius, which divided cones into different parts by a plane. This concept developed the ideas of hyperbolas, parabolas, and ellipses.

Through her writings and manuscripts, Hypatia made mathematical concepts easier to understand. She transferred that knowledge through her lectures, which were accessible to all scholars of the time.

Surviving through centuries, her mathematical work made a huge impact, since it was transferred effectively and to a large public.

Written by: Fatma Abdi.