Parabola

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Parabola

  1. 1. Conic Sections ©Mathworld
  2. 5. Conic Sections - Parabola The intersection of a plane with one nappe of the cone is a parabola.
  3. 6. Aim: What is a parabola? Do Now:
  4. 7. <ul><li>The line segment through the focus of a parabola and perpendicular to the axis of symmetry is called the latus rectum . </li></ul><ul><li>The vertex is always halfway between the focus and the directrix, and the parabola always curves away from the directrix. </li></ul>
  5. 8. y=a(x-h) 2 + k Vertical Axis of symmetry Function x=a(y-k) 2 + h Horizontal Axis of symmetry Not a function
  6. 9. <ul><li>Do Now: </li></ul>

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