# Pedal Curves of Conics

Pedal Curves of Conics

The pedal curve of a curve with respect to a point (the pedal point) is the locus of the foot of the perpendicular from to the tangent line of the curve .

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Drag the locator (red pedal point) to change the pedal curve of a given conic.

Choose an item from the popup menu to change the type of conic and drag the slider to change its shape.