# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Forensic Technology Task 428348446

# Determine the position of the shooter, based on bullet trajectory.

## Definition

Determination should include using an online linear range-of-motion calculator or by using the following equation:

Range = (initial velocity squared, divided by acceleration of gravity) sin 2 times the projection angle

## Process/Skill Questions

• What tools would an analyst use to determine the position of the shooter based on trajectory?
• What is the standard for determining range of fire?

## Mathematics

### AII.3

The student will solve
1. absolute value linear equations and inequalities;
2. quadratic equations over the set of complex numbers;
3. equations containing rational algebraic expressions; and
4. equations containing radical expressions.

### T.6

The student will solve trigonometric equations and inequalities.

### T.8

The student will create and solve practical problems involving triangles.

## Science

### PH.5

The student will investigate and understand the interrelationships among mass, distance, force, and time through mathematical and experimental processes. Key concepts include
1. linear motion;
2. uniform circular motion;
3. projectile motion;
4. Newton’s laws of motion;
5. gravitation;
6. planetary motion; and
7. work, power, and energy.