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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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Similar ballistics tests linked the guns to earlier killings at two bars, also in Torreon, the capital of northern Coahuila state, he said.
The official who spoke on condition of anonymity said there was a "high probability" that at least one activist had fired the first shot and ballistics tests showed a bullet from a soldier's wound was not fired from an Israeli-issue weapon.
Ballistics tests are made now to establish from what place snipers shot, he added."We attempt to establish now what sniper shot and into whom," Beknazarov said.
Initial assessment of the Colt handgun indicated that it had been fired four times but ballistics tests are still to be conducted, the IPCC added.
The results from ballistics tests using replica Brown Bess muskets were compared with data from victim autopsy reports.
Detectives are fairly certain that the weapon used in the raid was a handgun, but are waiting on ballistics tests for confirmation.
Ballistics tests showed one of the guns was used in both shootings.
Visitors also can explore dioramas that put the wilderness landscape into perspective; walk under an authentic reproduction birch bark canoe being portaged by a Canadian and an Iroquois Indian; and touch a re-creation of Fort Necessity's wooden stockade, shot through with musket balls during recent ballistics tests.
MAS-WM put Englands in touch with experts at the Royal Military College at Cranfield University, where stringent trials and ballistics tests were carried out on various materials.
Whether you'll want the book for your collection might depend on how much interest you think students would have in 25-30 page chapters that cover: the early history of anatomy and its sordid start in body thefts; human crash dummies and the search for auto safety; ballistics tests using the recently departed; mortuaries and the knowledge of human decay; and what plane crash remains can tell us about the cause of an air disaster.
A Bushmaster .233 rifle found in the suspects' car had been linked by ballistics tests to 11 of the 13 shootings, Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agent Michael Bouchard told a press conference.
State Department's preliminary forced entry and ballistics tests, has been scheduled for certification tests on May 3.