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.

### Cone

Sections of a cone. a, parabola; b, ellipse; c, hyperbola.

### Rolling of Equal Parabolas

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

### Parabola

One of the three species of conic sections is the parabola.

### Parabola

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

### Parabola

Illustration showing a parabola with curve lines.

### Parabola Foci Properties

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

### Cone Intersected by a Plane to Form a Parabola

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

### Conic Section Parabola

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

### Conic Section Showing Parabola

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

### Conic Section Showing Parabola

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

### Conic Section Showing Parabola

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

### Conic Section Showing A Parabola

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

### Conic Section Showing A Parabola

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

### Construction Of A Parabola

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

### Construction Of A Parabola

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

### Construction Of A Parabola

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

### Construction Of A Parabola

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

### Construction of a Parabola

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

### Parabola With Coordinates and Latus Rectum

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

### Parabola With Focus and Directrix

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

### Parabola With Focus and Directrix

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

### Point on Parabola

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

### Point on Parabola

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

### Tangent to a Parabola

Illustration of a tangent line drawn from an external point to a parabola.

### Tangents and Chords of a Parabola

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

### Tangents to a Parabola

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