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A Dozen Minima for a Parabola

Except at the vertex, the normal to a parabola at \(P\) intersects it again at a point \(Q\). There are many interesting minimization problems generated by the line segment \(PQ\).
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Author(s): 
Leon M. Hall (University of Missouri-Rolla)
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
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College Mathematics Journal
Original Publication Date: 
March, 2003
Subject(s): 
Calculus
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Differentiation: General Applications
Integration: Applications
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Leon M. Hall
Applicable Course(s): 
3.1 Mainstream Calculus I
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