Real life Parabolas
David Sardá Keen 3ºK PAI 4 10/03/18 2017-2018 Quadratic Equations ¿Qué aplicaciones ha tenido el uso de parábolas en el entorno?
Introduction For this 4th bimester, we have been studying Quadratic equations and its many uses and ways to solve them. For this Summative Assessment, miss Nadia gave us one of four quadratic equations that we had to solve. The equation had to be solved with the general formula and with the graphing method. Then we will have to create an online magazine explaining the whole thing.
Comparison With both procedures, I got the same answer which was ( , ). While the standard method was easier to do and took less time, the graphic method gave the answer a much more visual representation. They both work the same.
The first picture is of an archway located in the main entrance of my house.
Upside down bowl The second picture is a bowl that I put upside down to make have a circle, which resembles the curvature of a parabola
Conclusion This project has helped me realize that parabolas are not only used in math class.parabolas are used to get trajectories of air travel, sleeker and faster skis’ like that parabolic skis and even on satellite dishes with use their curvature to reflect signals. Throughout time, parabolas have been used in many ways, and this project helped me grasp and understand the interesting uses they have in the world. APA: Valadi, S. (2013, June 11). Gateway Arch - St. Louis - Missouri [Digital image]. Retrieved March 12, 201i, from https://www.flickr.com/photos/132084522@N05/17275578342
3 Spain, G. (2009, October 18). Parabola [Digital image]. Retrieved March 12, 2018, from https://www.flickr.com/photos/mikuman/4025154795/in/photolist-78FYhB-nXZetj