Articles for tag: Parabola, Symmetry

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Understanding the Parabola

There are four types of conic sections, one of which is a parabola. The equations y = ax2 + bx + c and x = ay2 + by + c are equations of the general form of a parabola. A parabola is the set of all points the same distance from a fixed point called ...

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Gothic Elements in Wuthering Heights

Emily Bronte’s only major novel, Wuthering Heights, was published in 1847. In this novel, there are instances of tragic romances, the Byronic hero and of multiple narrators. Also included are certain supernatural elements at Wuthering Heights, which contrast the lighter setting of Thrushcross Grange. In fact, certain specific gothic themes, occurring in the mid-Victorian era, ...

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Four Things to Consider when Determining the Value of an Arrowhead

You won’t likely get rich from stumbling across an arrowhead or two while hiking. On the other hand, if you come across a large collection in an estate sale or an abandoned storage unit or being witlessly sold at a yard sale, you could potentially bring home a few thousand dollars. And the “few” is ...

Tips for Decorating Home Interior Shelves

If the center of a target is a bull’s eye, then the center of your decorative shelving design should be a well-balanced collection of decorative design pieces. Your shelving area is one of your most affordable and influential home décor pieces. If you are striving to find the perfect way to organize and plan your ...

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Activities for Teaching Symmetry

Symmetry is one of those subjects I get excited about teaching. Symmetry is when an object or shape has identical sides. There are so many hands on projects that it is always a lot of fun to teach. Here are some of my favorite activities for teaching symmetry. Symmetry Magazine Pictures This is a fun ...

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Geometrical Symmetry Types – Reflectional

Simplicity is a form of beauty. In mathematics, whenever a procedure can be simplified, it is considered elegant to do so. Once, in fact, the author had a professor of mathematics instructing a class on vector calculus. On a quiz, he had the correct answer, but took extra steps to arrive at the answer. He ...