In this lecture you will cover Parabolas starting with basic concepts such as Focus, Directrix, and Axis of Symmetry. Then you will move to the Vertex, Standard Form, Upward and Downward Graphs, and Graphing Parabolas. You then end with the Latus Rectum, Horizontal Parabolas, and Focus/Direction.
geometric significance of the sign of the coefficient of the squared
term in the equation of a parabola.
Use the axis of
symmetry to help you graph a parabola.
Know the standard
formula for a parabola.
Review how to
complete the square.
If the coefficient
of the squared term is not 1, then before completing the square, you
must first factor this coefficient out of both the squared term and
the linear term.
Lecture Slides are screen-captured images of important points in the lecture. Students can download and print out these lecture slide images to do practice problems as well as take notes while watching the lecture.