From: Gabriel Pinski
To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion
Subject: graphical solution of the complex roots of a parabola
It suddenly occurred to me to google "parabola complex roots graphical solution" and I found this site. In Nov. 1953, as a 15 year old senior at the Bronx High School of Science in NY, I worked out the procedure for graphical visualization of the roots by using the complex plane. I submitted it as my Westinghouse project. I didn't win but did get an honorable mention. It was published in the Bronx Science Math Bulletin in 1954. I often wondered if this was a known result and if it should have been submitted to a professional publication. I have gone on to various serial careers but look back fondly on my first piece of research. G. Pinski, M.D., Ph.D.
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