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A parabola is a two-dimensional, mirror-symmetrical curve, which is approximately U-shaped ... This reflective property is the basis of many practical uses of parabolas. The parabola has many important applications, from a parabolic antenna ...

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Braking Distance Formula. The following table is taken from a Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles Manual and it shows the Reaction Distance, the Braking ...

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THE USES OF PARABOLAS. Like the ellipse the parabola and its applications can be seen extensively in the world around us. The shape of car headlights, ...

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Provide two examples of real life objects that incorporate parabolic shapes. Explain the ... I need at least one practical application of the Pythagorean Theorem.

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Applications of Parabolas: Highway Overpasses using Type 1 Vertical Curves. John Catlett. Mathematics Teacher. North Star High School. What is a parabola?

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Anything moving freely through space but under the influence of gravity will form a parabola. ... on the microphone, same as a telescope mirror. I'm sure there's plenty of other practical uses, but none seem to be coming to mind just now.

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Suspension Bridges: The parabolic shape of the cables along suspenion bridges help carry the forces acting on the bridge to the top of the towers (which can ...

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One of the "real world" applications of parabolas involves the concept of a 3D parabolic reflector in which a parabola is revolved about its axis (the line segment ...

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Parabolas to model projectiles, arches, satellite dishes, etc.