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By Phil Todd
Parabola and catenary
There isn't much difference between a catenary and its approximate parabola. The catenary is the correct model of an ideal chain. But the parabola fits fairly well too.

Tags: parabola, catenary

By Duncan
Rolling Parabola
If you roll a parabola along the ground, what curve does its focus trace out? It might look like a parabola, but is it?

Tags: parabola, catenary, focus

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