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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 ...


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


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, ...


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


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


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.


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 ...

Jul 16, 2008 ... A mathematics video about parabola's in the real world.


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 ...


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