Oktay Mercimek, EMAT 6690


In this unit,  we will discuss how to construct parabola, ellipse and hyperbola then reflection properties of parabolas and hyperbolas.

Then we will learn how to apply these properties to build telescopes.

Step 1: Parabola:

Step 2: Circle Trick

Step 3: Parabola Reflection Properties

Step 4 : Newton Telescope.

Step 5: Ellipse and Hyperbola

 Step 6: Cassegrain Telescope.