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## Parabola

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A parabola is a two-dimensional, mirror-symmetrical curve, which is approximately U-shaped when oriented as shown in the diagram ...

## Parabola

www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/history/Curves/Parabola.html

Parabola. Cartesian equation: y = ax<sup>2</sup> + bx + c. Click below to see one of the Associated ... Negative pedal curve wrt origin, Negative pedal wrt another point.

## parabola - Mathematical curves

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The word 'parabola' refers to the parallelism of the conic section and the tangent of the conic mantle. Also the parable has been derived from the Greek ...

## Parabolas in Suspension Bridges! Oh, my!

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The History | Definition | Breakdown of the Equation. The History ... Pappus (290 to 350) considered the focus and directrix of the parabola. Pascal (1623 to ...

## Parabola Lesson Plans: History, Properties, Investigations

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Mar 5, 2000 ... History History. Lesson I: Definition and geometric construction of a parabola. Definition: The parabola is the locus of a set of points equidistant ...

## Parabola -- from Wolfram MathWorld

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For a parabola opening to the right with vertex at (0, 0), the equation in Cartesian .... http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/Curves/Parabola.html. Pappas ...

## Parabola

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May 3, 2002 ... Thus, for a parabola, y<sup>2</sup> = 2px, which is the equation of the curve. For details, see Sir Thomas Heath, A History of Greek Mathematics (New ...

## History - Conics

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Around 360-350 B.C., Menaechmus discovered the curves parabola, hyperbola, and ellipse; however, he did not use these terms. Instead of those terms, ...

## Conic Sections in Ancient Greece

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This paper will investigate the history of conic sections in ancient Greece. .... Instead, he called a parabola a "section of a right-angled cone", and a hyperbola a ...

## Interesting Facts About the History of Parabolas | eHow

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Interesting Facts About the History of Parabolas. Mathematical curves such as the parabola were not invented. Rather, they have been discovered, analyzed and ...

### History of the Parabola - Parabola Project - Tripod

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Menaechmus (380 BC - 320 BC) found the parabola; Apollonius (262 BC - 190 BC) named the parabola; Pappus (290 - 350) found the focus and directrix of the  ...

### The Parabola - Interactive Mathematics Miscellany and Puzzles

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(Note that the word parameter has the same Greek origin as parabola and signifies an attribute of a mathematical object given either alongside other attributes ...

### Parabola - New World Encyclopedia

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More generally, a parabola is a curve in the Cartesian plane defined by an ... In polar coordinates, a parabola with the focus at the origin and the directrix on the ...