# Math Vocab

### By: Diego Quiroga

## Parabola a symmetrical open plane curve formed by the intersection of a cone with a plane parallel to its side. The path of a projectile under the influence of gravity ideally follows a curve of this shape. | ## Quadratic involving the second and no higher power of an unknown quantity or variable. | ## second differences will be constant and equal to twice the number of n2 . Determine a formula for the general term of the sequence, |

## Parabola

a symmetrical open plane curve formed by the intersection of a cone with a plane parallel to its side. The path of a projectile under the influence of gravity ideally follows a curve of this shape.

## Vertex The highest point; the top or apex. | ## axis of symmetry A line through a shape so that each side is a mirror image. | ## Maximum value the greatest quantity or amount possible, assignable, allowable, etc. |

## Minimum value The least quantity or amount possible, assignable, allowable, or the like. | ## terms a single number, or a variable, or numbers and variables multiplied together. | ## first differences A finite difference is a mathematical expression of the form f−f. If a finite difference is divided by b−a, one gets a difference quotient. ... |