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DISCUSS: Light Cone from a Flashlight A flashlight shines on a wall, as shown in the figure. What is the shape of the boundary of the lighted area? Explain your answer.

Chapter 12.2, Problem 71E, DISCUSS: Light Cone from a Flashlight A flashlight shines on a wall, as shown in the figure. What is

To determine

To Find:

The shape of the boundary of the lighted area from a flashlight.

Explanation

The definition of an ellipse,

The shape of an ellipse is oval and a closed plane curve generated by a point moving in such a way that the sum of its distance from two foci is a constant.

A flashlight also looks like an oval shape and the shape of the boundary of the lighted area make a closed plane curve generated by a poi...

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