# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Forensic Technology Task 428348446

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

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


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?

Related Standards of Learning



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.


The student will solve trigonometric equations and inequalities.


The student will create and solve practical problems involving triangles.



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.

Other Related Standards

ITEEA National Standards

10. The Role of Troubleshooting, Research and Development, Invention and Innovation, and Experimentation in Problem Solving


2. The Core Concepts of Technology


TSA Competitive Events

Principles of Technology (Virginia only)