A conoid is a ruled surface whose rulings are parallel to a plane (called the directrix plane) and intersect a fixed line (called the axis
of the conoid) (Gellert et al. 1989, p. 202). Examples include the circular conoid , helicoid ,
hyperbolic paraboloid , parabolic
conoid , Plücker conoid , right
circular conoid , Wallis's conical edge ,
Whitney umbrella , and Zindler
conoid . If the axis is perpendicular to the directrix plane, the conoid is called
a right conoid (Gray et al. 2006, p. 436).

A conoid is a Catalan ruled surface .

A different definition was used by Archimedes in his treatise On Conoids and Spheroids , where he considered a conoid to be a solid (or surface) formed by the revolution
of a conic section about one of its principal axes
(Chisholm 1911, p. 964), i.e., a paraboloid ,
hyperboloid , or spheroid .

See also Catalan Ruled Surface ,

Right Conoid ,

Ruled Surface
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