A particle dropped from the top of a tower uniformly falls on the ground at a distance that is equal to the height of the tower. Which of the following paths will be traversed by the particle?

(1) Circle

(2) Parabolic

(3) Great circle

(4) Hyper–parabolic

**Answer: **(2) If a particle dropped from the top of a tower uniformly falls on the ground at a distance that is equal to the height of the tower then a parabolic path will be traversed by a particle because when the particle has dropped that point is called the point of projection and when it reaches the ground that point is called the point of impact. Now, if the two points are met with one another the curve emerges as parabolic in nature. Hence, we can say that the path followed by the particle is of parabolic trajectories