Parabola

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  • a plane curve formed by the intersection of a right circular cone and a plane parallel to an element of the curve

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  • a plane curve formed by the intersection of a right circular cone and a plane parallel to an element of the curve

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Parabola Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


The parabola (from the Greek παραβολή) is a type of regular curve, the intersection of a right circular conical surface and a plane parallel to a generating straight line (slantheight) of that surface. The point on the axis of symmetry that intersects the parabola is called the "vertex". The vertex is the point where the curvature is greatest. Parabolas can open up, down, left, right, or in some other sensible direction. This parabola is not asymptotic to any line besides its directrix.

The bouncing of a ball will be parabolic, if friction is neglected

The course of the water in a fountain is sometimes paraobolic

Arch in St Louis is shaped like a parabola



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