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ballistics

[bəlis′tiks]
Etymology: Gk, ballein, to throw
the study of the motion, trajectory, and impact of projectiles, including bullets and rockets.
The science of the motion of projectiles in flight and the dynamics of deceleration as the projectile impacts on the body or tissues; the energy imparted to tissue is calculated as E = mv2; m = mass; v = velocity

ballistics

(bă-lĭs′tĭks) [Gr. ballein, to throw]
The science of the motion and trajectory of projectiles, including bullets, bombs, rockets, and guided missiles.
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Ballistics tests linked those two cases with six other handgun killings.
At least two local homicides were committed with an SKS rifle, and police plan to conduct ballistics tests to see whether the weapon in Barbosa's possession was involved, Sheehan said.
Ballistics tests last night linked the rifle found in their vehicle with 11 of the bullets used in the shootings that terrorised the US capital for three weeks.
Officers said the weapon has been sent for forensic and ballistics tests.
Officers seized the gun and ballistics tests will be done on the firearm, police said.
Officers are waiting for the results of ballistics tests to establish the calibre and type of weapon used in the hit.
Interior Minister Loutfi Ben Jeddou told reporters that ballistics tests on the 9mm bullets used in the attack showed it came from the same weapon used to kill opposition leader Chokri Belaid in February.
Ballistics tests were also able to determine which specific M14 rifle it was fired from.
The ballistics tests suggest that the material's parallel layers of glassy and rubbery ingredients enhance its bullet-stopping power by 30 percent, a team reports November 6 in Nature Communications.
Strathclyde Police have refused to confirm any details of the weapons until forensic and ballistics tests have been completed.
Keine was released when his conviction was quashed in late 1975 after the actual perpetrator, Kerry Lee, confessed to the crime and ballistics tests linked Lee to the murder weapon.