A spheroidal section is the curve formed by the intersection of a plane with a spheroid. A spheroidal section is either a circle (for planes parallel to an equator, i.e., perpendicular to the symmetry axis) or an ellipse (otherwise).

# Spheroidal Section

## See also

Conic Section, Cross Section, Cylindric Section, Ellipsoidal Section, Great Circle, Small Circle, Spheric Section, Spiric Section, Toric Section## Explore with Wolfram|Alpha

## Cite this as:

Weisstein, Eric W. "Spheroidal Section."
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