# parabola

#### PARABOLA

What is a parabola Parabola is a conic section defined as, Locus of a point which moves such that its distance from a fixed point is always in a constant ratio to its perpendicular distance from a fixed line, is called a conic section. $$\frac{PS}{PM}=e\,\,\,\,\,(Constant)$$ where ‘e’ is called as eccentricity of conic section , […]

Equation of tangent to parabola Equation of tangent to parabola $y^2\,=\,4ax$ ant any parametric coordinate p(t)=$p(\,at^2,\,2at)$ where t is a parameter and $t\,\in R$ is given by $yt\,=\,x\,+\,at^2$ . Hence 1/t is the slope of tangent at point P(t). Let m=1/t Hence equation of tangent will be $\frac{y}{m}\,=\,x\,+\,\frac{a}{m^2}$ i.e […]