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Menaechmus (380 BC - 320 BC) found the parabola Apollonius (262 BC - 190 BC) named the parabola Pappus (290 - 350) found the focus and directrix of the parabola Galileo (1564 - 1642) saw that objects falling due to gravity due so in parabolic paths Gregory (1638 -1675) studied properties of the parabola Newton (1638 - 1675) studied properties of the parabola

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Definition: A parabola is is a set of all points that are the same distance from a fixed line (directrix) and a fixed point (focus)not on the directrix

Equation: Standard Form when directrix is parallel to the y-axis: (y-k)² = 4p(x-h) Standard Form when directrix is parallel to the x-axis: (x-h)² = 4p(y-k)

When h is positive.○ ○ When p is positive. the parabola opens upwards When p is negative. it moves to the left of the orgin. it moves to the right of the orgin. When k is negative. ○ ○ . When k is positive. it moves towards the top of the graph. it moves towards the bottom of the graph. the parabola opens downwards When h is negative.

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Parabolic mirrors are used in most modern reflecting telescopes and in satellite dishes and radar receivers.) The area enclosed by a parabola and a line segment. The idea that a parabolic reflector could produce an image was already well-known before the invention of the reflecting telescope. does not meet the requirements imposed by compass and straightedge construction. in his The Quadrature of the Parabola. who discovered many properties of conic sections. opting for a spherical mirror. a consequence of uniform acceleration due to gravity. When Isaac Newton built the first reflecting telescope in 1668 he skipped using a parabolic mirror because of the difficulty of fabrication. was computed by Archimedes via the method of exhaustion in the third century BC. however.1642) saw that objects falling due to gravity due so in parabolic paths Gregory (1638 -1675) studied properties of the parabola Newton (1638 . The focus–directrix property of the parabola and other conics is due to Pappus.Multimedia Chapter 12 Project Parabola History Edit 10 7… Top of Form 341fc4663e82e6 341fc4663e82e6 Tags • none Bottom of Form View As Print · PDF Other Notify · RSS · Backlinks · Source The History of Parabolas Definition" A parabola is is a set of all points that are the same distance from a fixed line (directrix) and a fixed point (focus)not on the directrix • • • • • • Menaechmus (380 BC .190 BC) named the parabola Pappus (290 . the so-called "parabola segment".350) found the focus and directrix of the parabola Galileo (1564 . (The solution. Marin Mersenne.320 BC) found the parabola Apollonius (262 BC .[ Designs were proposed in the early to mid seventeenth century by many mathematicians including René Descartes. The name "parabola" is due to Apollonius.1675) studied properties of the parabola The earliest known work on conic sections was by Menaechmus in the fourth century BC. He discovered a way to solve the problem of doubling the cube using parabolae. and James Gregory. Galileo showed that the path of a projectile follows a parabola. .

(There are two of each because of the obvious symmetry of the ellipse. and the other using the latter parabola along with the rectangular hyperbola xy = 2a2. To give a modern proof of this theorem. 0). but it does not mention the focus of the parabola. Without the benefit of algebraic notation. this was surely a marvellous achievement • || || 200 BC . It was also written around 200 BC. foci at (±ae. although it includes a proof of a more difficult focal property of the ellipse. although it includes a proof of a more difficult focal property of the ellipse.The most comprehensive ancient book on conic sections is the Conies of Apollonius. x2 = ay. and directrices x = ±a/e. about 340 BC.340 BC . it helps to know that the ellipse + = 1 has eccentricity e = — b2/a2. To give a . gave two solutions: one using the two parabolas y2 = lax.) Edited by Zachary Li!!!!!!!!! Top of Form 59d817eec7576a user-13268 .. but it does not mention the focus of the parabola.The most comprehensive ancient book on conic sections is the Conies of Apollonius.. It was also written around 200 BC.Menaechmus.

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