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.Scott

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- This gets into the same quibbling as many of those other "Math Myths" just posted. Even when atmospheric effect are avoided, the parabola will not precisely be the most common conic section.

Actually, the path can be precisely parabolic, but you will need quite an arm to get that result.

More commonly, the path will be a section of an ellipse - one that terminate when it hits the ground.

In general, it will be a segment of one of the conic sections.

More commonly, the path will be a section of an ellipse - one that terminate when it hits the ground.

In general, it will be a segment of one of the conic sections.