plane reaches. First, you will work with data given about the parabola to come up with a quadratic
model for the flight.
Then you will work to find the maximum value of the model.
Now for the data:
Height of a Zero-G Flight t
Seconds After Starting a
Parabolic Flight Path
To find the quadratic model, you will be plugging the data into the model
data points given are just like x and y values, where the x value is the time
in seconds and the y
value is the altitude
Plug these into the model and you will get equations with a, b
Write your 3 by 3 system of equations for a, b, and c.