Parabola

Parabola

 

Parabola- a symmetrical open plane curve formed by the intersection of a cone with a plane parallel to its side.

 

Ok, so basically a parabola is a geometrical shape that looks similar to a U and is mathematically represented in the picture by y=x².  The St. Louis arch is an example of a parabola. Parabolas are also used to represent flight and motion. Any time something is thrown like a baseball or “Angry Bird” for example, the projectile`s flight path will resemble a parabola.

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