# Introduction

Conic sections are among the oldest curves, and is one of the oldest math subject studied systematically and thoroughly. The conics seems to have been discovered by Menaechmus (a Greek mathematician and geometer born in Alopeconnesus, 375-325 BC), tutor to Alexander the Great

**Apollonius
(262B.C-190B.C)**

*Conics*was very famous, and people went on studying it for hundreds of years. Eventhough they were discovered some 2500 years back, no important scientific applications were found for the conics until the 17th century, when Kepler discovered that planets move in ellipses and Galileo proved that projectiles travel in parabolas.