Sydney: The Unsuccessful Hunt for Parabolas

Publisher, Matt Parker (Standup Maths), Stimulus, Video, YouTube

Matt Parker, looks at the shapes of iconic Sydney structures.

Turns out the Sydney Opera House is made from sections of a sphere and the Sydney Harbour Bridge has a feel of the catenary about it.

4 June 2015 Edit: 4 June 2015

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Adam Wagner on  24 January 23  at  12:07 PM #

Thanks for this. I used the idea from this to create a Y10 resource which allowed them to look for parabolas in the real world and then try to work out their formulas.

MrsK on  24 October 20  at  12:27 PM #

Eddie Woo’s videos would go well with this: Maths of the Sydney Opera House.