We are always taught that a projectile describes a parabolic path (neglecting air resistance), but the path is actually elliptical. So, my question is this: A projectile is thrown in point A (on the ground), it reaches a maximum height H, and it finally falls in point B (same height as A, that is, the ground). Which will be the difference between the paths if (a) it is elliptical, and (b) it is parabolic? Any ideas, suggestions?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Thanks in advance.

P.S. The answer I´m looking for is one of the kind of 1 part in a million or somewhat.

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# Parabolic paths vs Elliptical paths.

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