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The equation for
a circular paraboloid is
= z.


A surface having parabolic sections parallel to a single coordinate axis and elliptic or circular sections perpendicular to that axis.

pa·rab′o·loi′dal (-loid′l) adj.
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Adj.1.paraboloidal - having the shape of a paraboloid
rounded - curving and somewhat round in shape rather than jagged; "low rounded hills"; "rounded shoulders"
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Sandler, "Paraboloidal reflector patterns for off-axis feed," IRE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol.
Tikekar, "Paraboloidal space-times and relativistic models of strange stars," International Journal of Modern Physics D, vol.
Jeter, "The distribution of concentrated solar radiation in paraboloidal collectors," Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, vol.
Boyd, "Ostrovsky and Hunter's generic wave equation for weakly dispersive waves: matched asymptotic and pseudospectral study of the paraboloidal travelling waves (corner and near-corner waves)," European Journal of Applied Mathematics, vol.
It also outputs the coefficients of a paraboloidal fit for the likelihood surface, which a provided Mathematica notebook uses to graph an elliptical confidence region around the [[mu].sub.a] and [[mu].sub.s] maximum likelihood estimates.
Qatu and Asadi [8] used the Ritz method to present vibration frequencies for spherical, cylindrical, and hyperbolic paraboloidal shells with 21 possible boundary conditions by using thin shallow shell theory.
The following is an account of some of the more common types of shells used in foundations (Kurian, 2006): hyperbolic paraboloidal shells, conical shells, inverted dome, elliptic paraboloid, cylindrical shells, pyramidal sell, spherical shells, and triangular shell footing for load bearing wall.
The power intercepted by the aperture as a function of its diameter can be calculated using the mean concentration ratio of the paraboloidal concentrator and the normal beam insolation.