Focus of parabola



Let's observe the phenomena that the parallel beams reflect on the parabola face and gather at one point. The point is the focus of parabola. And,investigate the relation between the position of the focus and the shape of the parabola.

Applet

How to use this applet.

1.Press "Increase a" button to increase a.
2.Press "Decrease a" button to Decrease a.
3.Press "Beam" button to shoot the beam.
4.Press "Init" button to go to the first step.