Mathematics

There's Only One Parabola

Figure 2. Parabolas.

There is really only one circle. Of course, you have to allow for translation and scaling for this to be true, but I think you’ll agree that a large circle is essentially the same as a small one. The geometrical term for this is similarity. Two objects are similar if…

Tom Sun, 09/29/2019 - 15:46

Jerk

What is jerk? Jerk is to acceleration as acceleration is to velocity. And, acceleration is to velocity as velocity is to position. So let’s start there. The instantaneous velocity at which you travel tells you…

Submitted on 20 November 2017