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025-ParaB Sings: "Minor Axis"

posted Apr 7, 2013, 7:01 PM by Gregory Taylor   [ updated Apr 7, 2013, 7:08 PM ]
PARAB SINGS 05

(y-k)2 - 4p(x-h) presents....

"Minor Axis"
  (*aka "Inner Ninja",
         Classified ft. David Myles)

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Official Video: YouTube Here
Lyrics Only Reference: YouTube Here

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(Spoken:)
"Conic? You're a conic? Parabolas, those are conics?"
"Yes, they are a conic."

I knew their forms before I graphed them.
I saw the planes and where they'd intersect.
(Uh) Now I'd pay close attention,
(Yeah) Really know these cones,
(Uh-huh) You'll learn to graph on sight, given the six unknowns.
                                                                           (counts counts)

[Verse 1:]
Hey yo, I know some sym-metry, is the key.
But the minor axis part, it bothers me.
'Cause I am musing it's confusing when choosing fits,
Though if ellipse is the conic, position your wits.

Don't be lost with those axes, major is long,
To standard form and, surely you can't go wrong.
Two numbers in the bottom, take the biggest,
With x, left-right, if y, more height,

It's not hard. And I am finding a difference too,
To focus you, I don't miss any square root cue.
Cause major axis was the plan, we'll use '2a',
'b' and 'c', featured also, triple play.

Now, if a and b were equal,
Graphing a circle wouldn't be deceitful,
Special case of it, you know the place for it,
Set it, or forget it, as proof can make it clear.

I knew their forms before I graphed them. (I graphed them.)
I saw the planes and where they'd intersect.
Now I'd pay close attention, (come on)
Really know these cones,
You'll learn to graph on sight, given the six unknowns.

[Chorus:]
Just say,
No conic's gonna have me guessing.
No conic's looking too profound.
No matter what form you're stressing.
No stopping me since I've found...
The major axis. The minor axis.
The major axis. The minor axis.

[Verse 2:]
Hey yo, I've seen sums but here's subtraction.
Both a hyper and bola's my reaction.
So is it up and down, or sideways frown,
We will check the signs, on each fraction.

I'm seeing term positive, that's the major one,
Match x or y, then transverse is done.
When you box a and b, asymptotes there.
Yeah, I sketch my double curve, using due care.

(Here we go)
I know, I've assumed you knew square root arises,
Axis conjugate, had a name. (name)
Focus too, used a sum, but those are not surprises,
No drama when so much is the same. (same)

It's appealing when you prove, to yourself, every move,
Like the way parabolas, mean a square's removed,
And you (uh) seize on, what puts you at ease on
All the conic (unh) by using good reason.


If only one square, parabola (we told ya)
Sum means ellipses, and some circles too.
Subtract means hyperbola,
Such eccentricity!
There isn't any more that you can throw at me.

[Chorus:]
(Let me hear you say!)
No conic's gonna have me guessing.
No conic's looking too profound.
No matter what form you're stressing.
No conic's getting me unwound. (Say what?)

No conic's gonna have me guessing.
No conic's looking too profound. (pssh!)
No matter what form you're stressing.
No stopping me since I've found...
The major axis. The minor axis.
The major axis. The minor axis.

(Break it down!)
If only one square, parabola (we told ya)
Sum means ellipses, and some circles too.
Subtract means hyperbola,
Such eccentricity!
There isn't any more that you can throw at me.

(Spoken:)
"Man, that lacked slope!"
"You bet."
"What are you like a third degree function?"
"Actually a conic is degree two. Where I found... the minor axis."

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