# Parabolic cylinder

From Encyclopedia of Mathematics

A parabolic surface of the second order having a parabola as directrix. The canonical equation of a parabolic cylinder in space is

$$y^2=2px.$$

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Parabolic cylinder.

*Encyclopedia of Mathematics.*URL: http://encyclopediaofmath.org/index.php?title=Parabolic_cylinder&oldid=31512

This article was adapted from an original article by A.B. Ivanov (originator), which appeared in Encyclopedia of Mathematics - ISBN 1402006098. See original article