The parabola has an electromagnetic signal reflection property. Four signals are shown in green and blue. These signals are shown with arrows on both ends to indicate the focus either collects the signals (coming in) or the focus generates the signals and they leave in parallel from the parabola. The inside of the parabola can be a mirror (for light) or another material (for non visible electromagnetic waves.) As light enters parallel to axis of symmetry it will strike the parabola and reflect toward the focus. You can see heavy black line segments drawn on the parabola on the lines tangent to the parabola at the points of incidence. Two angles are formed between each of these segments and the light striking and bouncing off; each pair of angles are equal and depend upon the location the light hits the parabola. Imagine the focus is a light bulb and the parabola a mirror. The light bulb emits light in all directions. All the light that strikes the parabola will leave parallel to the axis of symmetry. Spot lights make use of this property. Of course a a parabolic mirror is 3-dimensional. Imagine rotating the parabola about its axis of symmetry and you will get a shape you'll recognize as the headlight of your car.

Light emitted from the focus leaves the parabolic mirror in parallel paths, shown below. Headlights, spotlights, etc., have the shape of a parabola to increase the intensity of the light and direct the light. The ellipse has similar reflective properties. Below you see three lines, blue, green and red. These lines start from either focus and 'bounce' off the ellipse toward the other focus. As with the parabola, the angles between each signal and its tangent line segment (dark black) are equal.

The parabola also amplifies any signal entering it directing it to the focus. Satellite dishes use this property as do dishes used at astronomical observatories.

...Conics are surprisingly easy! There are four types of conicsections, circles, parabolas, ellipses, and hyperbolas. The first type of conic, and easiest to spot and solve, is the circle. The standard form for the circle is (x-h)^2 + (y-k)^2 = r^2. The x-axis and y-axis radius are the same, which makes sense because it is a circle, and from
In order to graph an ellipse in standard form, the center is first plotted (the (h, k)). Then, the...

...A conic or conicsection is a plane curve that can be obtained by intersecting a cone with a plane that does not go through the vertex of the cone. There are three possibilities, depending on the relative position of the cone and the plane. If no line of the cone is parallel to the plane, the intersection is a closed curve, called an ellipse. If one line of the cone is parallel to the plane, the intersection is an open curve whose two ends are...

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Ellipses
In this study guide we will focus on graphing ellipses but be sure to read and understand
the definition in your text.
Equation of an Ellipse (standard form)
Area of an Ellipse
( x − h) 2 ( y − k ) 2
+
=1
a2
b2
with a horizontal axis that measures 2a units, vertical axis
measures 2b units, and (h, k) is the center.
The long axis of an ellipse is called the major axis and the short
axis is...

...Chapter 10 : Quadratic Relations and ConicSections
History of ConicSections
History of ConicSections
Apollonius of Perga (about 262-200 B.C.) was the last of the great mathematicians of the golden age of Greek mathematics. Apollonius, known as "the great geometer," arrived at the properties of the conicsections purely by geometry. His descriptions were so complete that...

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APPLICATION OF INTEGRALS - NCERT SOLUTIONS
Question 1:
Find the area of the region bounded by the curve y2 = x and the lines x = 1, x = 4 and the xaxis.
ANSWER
The area of the region bounded by the curve, y2 = x, the lines, x = 1 and x = 4, and the x-axis
is the area ABCD.
Question 2:
Find the area of the region bounded by y2 = 9x, x = 2, x = 4 and the x-axis in the first
quadrant.
ANSWER
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...new conic shape instead of calling all of the ellipses circles. They knew the seasons which helped them consider that the earth is not revolving in a circle, but rather in an oval.
The length of an ellipse wasn’t discovered until 1914 by Ramanujan. According to Kepler's First Law of Planetary Motion, the orbit of each planet is an ellipse, with one focus of that ellipse at the center of the Sun. Newton's reconsideration of this law states that the orbit of each planet is a...

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(a) Indications
-The stenopaic slit refraction is useful for confirming the results of other refraction techniques for patients with irregular astigmatism or reduced visual acuity.
- It is helpful for patients who have difficulty understanding the complex instructions associated with other subjective techniques.
-It is important to note that, like the pinhole, the stenopaic slit may be used diagnostically to determine a patient's potential visual acuity.
-The astigmatism present in the...

...what retinal tears and detachments are. It discusses
their symptoms, causes, diagnosis and
Lens
treatment options.
Cornea
Anatomy
It is important to recognize the parts of the
eye before learning about retinal tears and
detachments. This section reviews the
anatomy of the eye.
Light hits the cornea of the eye first. The
cornea is the transparent covering on the
front of the eye.
Iris
Vitreous
Macula
Retina
Next, light travels to the back part of the...