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### Trigonometry: Writing an Equation for a Parabola

http://www.mindbites.com/lesson/951 for full video. http://www.mindbites.com/series/308 for a bundle of videos on Parabolas. For an even broader bundle of videos that cover Parabolas and other Conic Sections, check out http://www.mindbites.com/series/307 . To search for topic-specific help in our library of 400+ video products for Trigonometry & Pre-Calculus, please refer to our Trigonometry category at: http://www.mindbites.com/category/31-trigonometry and our Calculus Category at http://www.mindbites.com/category/23-calculus . To check out our full Trig & Pre-Cal video course, with 150 videos included, refer to: http://www.mindbites.com/series/845-trigonometry-full-course . A parabola is a conic section in which the locus of points constructing it are equidistant from the focus and the directrix. To find the formula of this equation when given the vertex (h,k) and the distance from the focus (p), this lesson will show you how to find the equations for the parabola described by these criteria. There will be two formulas depending on whether p is positive or p is negative (which should indicate whether the parabola opens up or down). Taught by Professor Edward Burger, this lesson was selected from a broader, comprehensive Tirgonometry course.
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