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How can calculate a parabol vector?

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I want make a missile ability but i don't know how to calculate a parabol vector to move dummy position and set dummy height logical.
Example: Start fly a dummy to (this point) over 1.00 game seconds (or Start fly a dummy with 700 speed over 1.200 game seconds) and maximum height is 300, minimum height is 50, know that timer loop is 0.03s
I want write this spell in Jass because i can change variables max height or speed, time expiration if i want! (It like's a System).
P/s: If give me a System, you should guide me Where is say parabol vector calculation ! Please!
thank for help :)
 

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A parabola...
y=-ax^2+bx+c

Instead of x, use flight time (time the unit has been in the air).
Instead of y, it is giving you the Z height for the unit.
a effects the parabola width.
b effects when the parabola reaches its maximum.
c effects the height of the parabola (here is where you factor in terrain height).

When the output of the formula is a negative number, you must be trying to move below the ground which is not possible and so you end the parabola movement.
 
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