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A bomb is released from an aircraft. Its trajectory is:
A. a straight line
B. parabola
C. an arc of a circle
D. a zigzag path

Answer :

Let the aircraft be moving horizontally with speed u. Now, when the bomb is released, it experiences gravitational force on it and thus acceleration due to gravity in a vertically downward direction.

Initially:

Finally:

Substituting equation 1 in 2, we get,

The above equation is an equation of a parabola. Hence, option B is correct.

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