This mathematics ClipArt gallery offers 26 images of conic sections, or conics, creating parabolas. Conics are obtained by taking a cone, or conical surface, and intersecting it with a plane. Conic parabolas are retrieved by intersecting the cones with a plane that is parallel to the lines used to create the cone. In other words, the plane that cuts the conical surface is at the same angle as the lines that were used to make the cones, resulting in an unbounded (meaning not a closed shape)" curve that is a parabola.

Illustration of the rolling of equal parabolas. "The two parabolas may be considered as two ellipses…

Illustration showing a parabola as a curve formed by the intersection of the surface of a cone with…

The segments between the point of intersection of two tangents to a conic and their points of contact…

Diagram of a cone intersected by plane J to form a parabola. Also pictured is a circle formed by the…

Illustration of a cone cut by a plane that is parallel to one of the elements of the cone. The curve…

Illustration showing the definition of a parabola as a conic section. "The section of a right circular…

Illustration showing the definition of a parabola as a conic section. "The section of a right circular…

Illustration showing the definition of a parabola as a conic section. The plane cuts the cone parallel…

Illustration showing the definition of a parabola as a conic section. The section of a right circular…

An illustration showing the intersection of a plane and a cone. The cone is intersected by a plane parallel…

An illustration showing how to construct a parabola by plotting. "Having given the axis, vertex, and…

An illustration showing how to construct a parabola using a pencil and a string. "Having given the two…

An illustration showing how to construct a parabola. "Given the vertex A, axis x, and a point P. Draw…

An illustration showing how to construct a parabola. "Given the axis of ordinate B, and vertex A. Take…

Diagram showing how to construct a parabola when given the directrix (d), the focus (F) and the eccentricity…

Illustration of a parabola showing that any point of a parabola is the mean proportional between the…

Illustration of a parabola - a curve which is the locus of a point that moves in a plane so that its…

Illustration of a parabola - a curve which is the locus of a point that moves in a plane so that its…

Illustration of a parabola showing point P is equidistant to the focus and the directrix.

Illustration of a parabola. "If a line PT is drawn from any point P of the curve, bisecting the angle…

Illustration showing that the area of a parabolic segment made by a chord is two thirds the area of…

Illustration showing that if two tangents RP and RQ are drawn from a point R to a parabola, the line…