DISCUSS WRITE: Parabolas in the Real World Several examples of the use of parabolas are given in the text. Find other situation in real life in which parabolas occur. Consult a scientific encyclopedia in the reference section of your library, or search the internet.
The examples of parabolas in real life.
Parabolas are the set of points in one plane that forms a U shaped curve. The curve could be opening upward, opening downward, opening left or opening right. The application of the curve is not restricted to mathematics only but also can be seen in the real world also.
1- A satellite has its shape of a parabola. This parabolic shape helps the signal to transmit and receive accurately.
2- Head lights of vehicles also have a parabolic reflectors. This helps the light emerged from bulb to project at a fix point.
3 –A ball having projectile motion will have parabolic path.
4 – Some room heaters also uses reflection properties of parabola to concentrate heat at a point...
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