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The Locus of the Focus of a Rolling Parabola

The authors show that the locus of the focus of a parabola rolling on the \(x\)-axis is a catenary.

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http://mathdl.maa.org/mathDL/20/?pa=content&sa=enterNode&nodeId=3966
Author(s): 
Anurag Argarwal (Rochester Institute of Technology) and James Marengo (Rochester Institute of Technology)
Publication Date: 
Friday, April 5, 2013
Original Publication Source: 
College Mathematics Journal
Original Publication Date: 
March, 2010
Subject(s): 
Geometry and Topology
Analytic Geometry
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Applicable Course(s): 
2.1 College Algebra
3.2 Mainstream Calculus II
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Friday, April 5, 2013
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