Discussion: Real-World Applications of Parabolas
Complete the discussion topic for this section.
Search the Web, course textbooks, or other sources to find two examples of parabolas in the real world or that model real-world phenomena.
Write a description for the parabola. For each example, address one of the following questions:
- Where can parabolic shapes be found in the real world?
- What phenomenon does the parabola model?
Then write a problem based on your description. Pose the problem in your posting.
Reply to at least two other student posts. Solve the problem and explain the answer in the context of the original problem.