Other than projectile motion how else can quadratic equations y=ax۸2 +BX +c be used to model natrual phenomena?

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Quadratic functions can be used to model a variety of real-world situations. Sales demand models that are used to determine how many units of a product must be sold to maximize profit are often quadratic in nature. Area applications that look to maximize the area of an enclosed rectangular space with a specified perimeter also result in quadratic functions. In addition, quadratic equations are used to model the shape of curved objects such as lenses, mirrors, and satellite dishes.