# Blood Spatter Trigonometry

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A moving droplet of blood will eventually hit a surface. At the initial instance of contact, the spherical droplet will be tangent to the intercepting surface. The type of spatter the blood droplet leaves on the surface strongly depends on its direction and speed (its vector).

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Contributed by: George Beck (October 2008)

Additional contributions by: Ed Pegg Jr

Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA

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## Details

"Blood Spatter," http://www.clt.uwa.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0017/2301650/fsb05.pdf.

"Bloodstain Pattern Analysis," http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bloodstain_pattern_analysis.

## Permanent Citation

"Blood Spatter Trigonometry"

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Published: October 28 2008