Section 15.3: Graphing Curves

15.3 Outline

  1. Curves by plotting points
    1. path of a cannonball
    2. graph an equation
    3. parabola
      1. vertex
      2. standard parabolas
  2. Exponential curves
    1. definition
    2. general shape


15.3 Essential Ideas

This section graphs two important types of curves by plotting points; parabolas and exponentials. These examples are given to illustrate a procedure for graphing a curve, namely that of graphing by plotting points.