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Finding the locus of the midpoint of chord that subtends a right angle at $(\alpha,\beta)$

There is a circle $x^2+y^2=a^2$. On any line that cuts the circle in two distinct points(it is a secant), the points of intersection with circle are taken and at those two points I draw the tangents ...
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What is “degenerate” about degenerate quadratic surfaces?

In Wikipedia the table of quadratic surfaces is divided into 2 parts, the second being "degenerate quadrics". Why is this distinction made? and what does the word degenerate means in this case?
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Is the area of intersection of convex polygons always convex?

I am interested specifically in the intersection of triangles but I think this is true of all convex polygons am I correct? Also is the largest possible inscribed triangle of a convex polygon always ...
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Polynomial function from $S^3$ to $S^3$ and quaternions

I am searching the polynomial functions from $S^3$ to $S^3$. We say $g$ is a polynomial function from $S^3$ to $S^3$, if there exists $f_1,f_2,f_3,f_4 \in \mathbb{R}[X_1,X_2,X_3,X_4]$ and ...
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Software for solving geometry questions

When I used to compete in Olympiad Competitions back in high school, a decent number of the easier geometry questions were solvable by what we called a geometry bash. Basically, you'd label every ...