Ellipse Reflection Model
Move the points. Adjust number of segments. Press Play.
Example: Stand at one focus point in an elliptical room
A friend could stand at the other focus point and whisper: you would hear them as if they were right with you.
Why is the animation not perfect?
Because it is a computer model.
We could have cheated and just made the line go perfectly to the next focus, but instead we made the ellipse out of a lot of line segments and let the calculations do what they will.
It is a more honest way of showing the effect.
Each reflection is done using the rule of "angle in matches angle out":
Let the model run for a while, try different number of line segments, or different shapes of ellipse. See what you can discover.
The more line segments, the more accurately the model works.