## What is an example of parabolic motion?

The water coming out of a hose attached to a water source or a water tap follows a projectile motion when it is held at an angle. The path followed by the water is clearly parabolic in nature because it tends to move in a vertical and horizontal direction at the same time.

**What is the meaning of parabolic path?**

Parabolic path is defined as the angle of trajectory of a projectile. Learn the definition of parabolic path, projectiles, initial velocity, and see examples of how to calculate the parabolic path of a projectile.

**At what angle must something be launched to go the furthest it can go?**

45 degrees

A projectile, in other words, travels the farthest when it is launched at an angle of 45 degrees.

### What are the conditions under which motion of a projectile is parabolic?

If an object moving forward in a straight line is affected by gravity it will fall in a parabolic arc. Since projectiles are objects affected only by gravity, the path of a projectile moving forward from the momentum of an initial thrust is parabolic.

**How do you find the parabolic trajectory?**

y=xtanθ−(2u2cos2θg)x2.

**Why are parabolas used in architecture?**

A parabolic arch is an arch in the shape of a parabola. In structures, their curve represents an efficient method of load, and so can be found in bridges and in architecture in a variety of forms.

#### Why is 45 the best launch angle?

As ball speed increases, so does the drag force and the lower is the required launch angle. A launch at 45 degrees would allow the ball to remain in the air for a longer time, but it would then be launched at a lower horizontal speed at the start and it would slow down more because of the longer flight time.

**Why is 45 degrees not the best launch angle?**

Optimal launch angle is around 25 degrees, not higher than 45. It wouldn’t get any distance before the air slowed it down if it were higher than 45.