Find the coordinates of the center, the foci, and the vertices, sketch the curve, and determine the eccentricity of the ellipse given by the equation
This is an equation for an ellipse in standard form with center at .
with and . We then know its foci are located and where
Therefore, the foci of this ellipse are and . Further, the vertices are given by (page 505 of Apostol) so they are at the points and . Finally, we can compute the eccentricity