Hypatia's Work on Apollonius' Conics
### Hypatia's Work on Apollonius' Conics

### References

In the 10th century Suda Lexicon, Hesychius' 6th century material
was summarized:
"She wrote a commentary on Diophantus, the Canon of Astronomy and
a commentary on the conics of Apollonius".

From
The Primary Souces for the Life and Work of Hypatia of
Alexandria, by Michael A.B. Deakin

From Hypatia's Mathematics: A Review of Recent Studies, by Edith Prentice
Mendez

### Hypatia's work on Apollonius' Conics

Discussion of the above

p. 182-191 on Apollonius' Conics from
Fauvel and Gray's The History of Mathematics, A Reader.

Discuss p. 185 definitions 1 thru 4 in depth.

Homework p. 190 Book II: Proposition 29.

Go over this proof at the begining of the next class.