Hello, lebronlin!
We need more than three points.I'm trying to write code to fit a parabolic curve to three points . . .
Unless there are more restrictions,
. . there is an infinite number of such parabolas.
Hi!
I'm trying to write code to fit a parabolic curve to three points that are each three dimensional, but I'm not really understanding the math behind it and could use some help.
Here are my three points:
(-0.000461,0.003841, -0.001400)
(0.000766, -0.002610, -0.001256)
(0.005331, -0.015542, -0.011193)
Could someone perhaps walk me through the process? (My math knowledge only extends up to BC calculus)
1. A parabola belongs to the conic sections whose general equation is:
2. If
... and ...
then the conic section is a parabola.
3. From the general equation you can see that you need 6 points to determine the co-efficients A to F.
That's what Soroban meant when he stated that we don't have enough informations.