General Equation of Parabola (transform)
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Three sliders, a, b, and α adjust the general equation of a parabola. a and b set the major and minor axis and α allows the parabola to rotate. Sliders h and k shift the parabola horizontally or vertically. Display of
What are the setting ranges for a, b, and α to show a vertical parabola? A horizontal parabola? What settings changes are needed to set the rotation of the parabola to 45°, 120°, 215°, or 330°? A parabola has a vertex, a focus, and a directrix, what setting does the b represent with respect to these values? What about the a value? How does the transformation effect the directrix?