Pre-Cal 40S May 19, 2009

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Introduction to conic sections. The parabola.

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Pre-Cal 40S May 19, 2009

  1. 1. Today ... I am Samurai! Watch, as I wield my great and mighty swuhords! Photo source: Miyamoto Musashi
  2. 2. Conic Sections Photo source ... and another good resource http://www.andrews.edu/~calkins/math/webtexts/numb19.htm
  3. 3. What else can we learn from a piece of paper ...
  4. 4. What we learned from a piece of paper ...
  5. 5. What we learned from a piece of paper ... by a similar argument we get ...
  6. 6. VERTICAL HORIZONTAL Let's compare and contrast this with what we've learned before ...
  7. 7. Now you try: Sketch the graph, identify the vertex, focus, equation of the axis of symmetry and the equation of the directrix.

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