In Parabolas, Dr. Eaton first describes what is a parabola with definitions including focus, directrix, and the axis of symmetry. She then elaborates on the vertex as well as the standard form of parabolas which can help with upward or downward opening characteristics. Next Dr. Eaton moves into graphing parabolas using previously learned skills such as completing the square, symmetry, and translation. Furthermore, she instructs you on the latus rectum, how to deal with horizontal parabolas, and finally more elaboration on the focus and directrix. Lastly are four comprehensive examples.
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.