Parabola Simulation

Definitions and Assistants A locus of points is a collection of points or other objects that satisfies a particular requirement. A directrix is a fixed line that serves as a guide in creating our parabola A focus is the point used to determine the parabola's openness and distance from the directrix. A parabola is a collection of points (a locus) such that the moving locus point is always equidistant from the focus and the directrix. Visit: http://mste.illinois.edu/dildine/sketches/parabolas.htm for an additional simulation

 

James Dildine

 
Resource Type
Activity
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conic  parabola  section  sphere 
Target Group (Age)
15 – 18
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English (United States)
 
 
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