Section 7.2 The Parabola

Before Starting this Section, Review

  1. 1 Distance formula (Section 2.1 , page 178)

  2. 2 Midpoint formula (Section 2.1 , page 180)

  3. 3 Completing the square (Section 3.1 , page 321)

  4. 4 Line of symmetry (Section 2.2 , page 188)

  5. 5 Slopes of perpendicular lines (Section 2.3 , page 205)

Objectives

  1. 1 Define a parabola geometrically.

  2. 2 Find an equation of a parabola.

  3. 3 Translate a parabola.

  4. 4 Use the reflecting property of parabolas.

The Hubble Space Telescope

In 1918, the 2.5-meter (100-inch) Hooker Telescope was installed at Mount Wilson Observatory in Pasadena, California. With this telescope, astronomer Edwin Hubble measured ...

Get College Algebra, 4th Edition now with the O’Reilly learning platform.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from nearly 200 publishers.