As the conic having an eccentricity greater than unity, is a convenient starting-point for the Euclidian investigation.
His whole kingdom was to be unified; Judaism was an eccentricity and as such doomed to extinction.
Elliptic orbits, and a parabolic orbit considered as the special case when the eccentricity of the ellipse is 1, are almost the only ones the astronomer has to consider, and our attention will therefore be confined to them in the present article.
We put e for the eccentricity of the ellipse, represented P, by the ratio M CF: CA.
Although some of his quatrains are purely mystic and pantheistic, most of them bear quite another stamp; they are the breviary of a radical freethinker, who protests in the most forcible manner both against the narrowness, bigotry and uncompromising austerity of the orthodox ulema and the eccentricity, hypocrisy and wild ravings of advanced Sufis, whom he successfully combats with their own weapons, using the whole mystic terminology simply to ridicule mysticism itself.