parabolic cylinder

parabolic cylinder

[¦par·ə¦bäl·ik ′sil·ən·dər]
(mathematics)
A cylinder whose directrix is a parabola.
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43) are pertained to the type of ordinary differential equations for the parabolic cylinder functions.
They are expressible via products of the parabolic cylinder functions (47).
Concentrated Solar Power technologies, on the other hand, and in particular tower and parabolic cylinder mirror power stations, have been designed exclusively for larger plants since their first commercial use in United States in the 1980s.
A parabolic cylinder is the simplest parabolic tube.
In 1912 Shuman built 37-45 kW pumping plant in Egypt where he used long parabolic cylinders to focus sunlight onto a long absorbing tube [1].