Why do objects fall in parabolas, but things orbit in either ellipses or hyperbolas?
They don't.Why do objects fall in parabolas
So really whenever anyone tells us that things fall in parabolas, they are lying. Makes sense, but still....
Thank you for the answer.
I don't disagree, but I went through a whole Analytic Geometry class with the term 'things fall in parabolas' etched into my brain. I'm surprised this wasn't at least mentioned.