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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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Ballistics, science-wise, dictate that we look at pure arrow speed as measured with a chronograph, not guessed at ("Boy, she sure looks fast!"), coupled with Newton's KE formula.
Powley had access to the ballistics data of the DuPont Company and the IMR line of propellants, which at the time was the standard for small arms propellants.
Edwards said it took about eight months to develop a product he thought he could sell, and about three years to fine-tune the process into the gelatin Clear Ballistics manufactures today.
The ballistics meters were developed with input from long-range competitors, among them Bryan Litz, founder of Applied Ballistics.
Ballistic testing mediums are intended to simulate the effects bullets have on flesh.
Arquebus director Matt Lewis said: "In our examination of cartridge cases in Serbia, using ballistic analysis systems not currently available in the country, we were able to identify connections relating to around 50 shootings, a considerable number of which were previously unknown to the relevant investigators.
If you don't feed it at all, it's not going to do any work for you,'' said Pete Gagliardi, a former ATF agent who is now senior vice president of Forensic Technology Inc., a private company that studies ballistics evidence.
Superior Ballistics positions SCP with an attractive, bullet-resistant precast concrete fence that can be customized to the exact size, color and texture needed for a security installation.
TUNGSTEN, THE EIGHTH wonder of the world for outstanding downrange shotgun ballistics, will soon drop off in popularity for waterfowlers.
Summary: The Malaysian government, in conjunction with the Canadian government and Forensic Technology of Montreal, Canada, have signed a groundbreaking agreement that will see the Royal Malaysian Police receive state-of-the-art ballistic identification equipment.
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.
heavier ballistics weaponry and ammunition," he said.