Question: How can Maple animate this family of pursuits?

This worksheet contains an unnamed theorem on page 202 of David Wells's book The Penguin Dictionary of Curious and Interesting Geometry.

Somehow I have uploaded both its contents and (a) link(s) to it.

What Maple code can animate and display, in turn, each of the portrayed pursuit paths?


Consider a target point T which moves at constant speed along a straight line, and a moving point P which at all times moves directly towards T. If P starts anywhere on the outermost ellipse, and T starts from a focus of the outer ellipse, then P always captures T at the same point, the centre of the ellipse.




The concentric ellipses, whose shape depends on the relative velocities of T and P, are isochrones, and the curves of pursuit are their isoclinal trajectories


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