# Search Results for “Normal-lines”

##### Parabola Property

The triangle containing the normal and tangent at a point on a parabola sits inside a semicircle centered at the parabola's focus.##### Maximum Area Triangle

The app uses a physical model to find the largest area triangle whose vertices lie on a smooth closed curve (defined by the red control points). The triangle defined by the tangent lines at the vertices is displayed, along with its medians. What do you notice about the maximum?##### Sinusoidal Tangent Mirrors

Look at a point on a sinusoidal curve (y=sin(x)) with a tangent line. Then, look at a point on the negative of your sinusoidal curve (y=-sin(x)) that is a mirror image of your first point. Then, notice that these mirror image points have mirror image tangent lines.##### Epic Circle Trace

A line passes intersects a circle at two points. Each point is located proportionally around the circle in terms of a given function of**t**. The path of the line’s movement is traced as

**t**varies. Try changing/animating

**t**. Can you figure out how each point is constrained, in terms of

**t**? Look at the gx source file for the answer.

*Hint: look at the period of the movement, and how it changes as*

**t**changes.