It’s not easy to see, but at the right is a picture of the famous water parabolas at the Detroit Airport. The parabola certainly is a favorite among the fountain designer. I wonder why?
Upon closer inspection, I’m not sure it’s a parabola! Check out my attempt to find the equation of this parabola using Geogebra.
And here is a lovely video of the water feature in action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSUKNxVXE4E