# The Parbelos, a Parabolic Analog of the Arbelos

```@article{Sondow2013ThePA,
title={The Parbelos, a Parabolic Analog of the Arbelos},
author={Jonathan Sondow},
journal={The American Mathematical Monthly},
year={2013},
volume={120},
pages={929 - 935}
}```
• J. Sondow
• Published 5 October 2012
• Computer Science
• The American Mathematical Monthly
Abstract The arbelos is a classical geometric shape bounded by three mutually tangent semicircles with collinear diameters. We introduce a parabolic analog, the parbelos. After a review of the parabola, we use theorems of Archimedes and Lambert to demonstrate seven properties of the parbelos, drawing analogies to similar properties of the arbelos, some of which may be new.

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