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Collisions

  • Dev Ramtal
  • Adrian Dobre
Chapter

Abstract

This chapter deals with an important subject that is bound to crop up in any animation or simulation: collisions. More precisely, it focuses primarily on collision resolution―how to respond to collision events―and less on collision detection. Both collision detection and collision resolution are vast subjects in their own right. The intricacies of collision detection for general objects are outside the scope of this book (because we focus on the physics governing motion), but the situation is much simpler for collisions between particles, which is the main subject of this chapter. Similarly, it is impossible to cover all aspects of collision resolution in a single chapter. We shall, therefore, concentrate on some of the basics that are most commonly encountered. Specifically, we shall restrict our attention to collisions of particles with fixed walls (bouncing) and with other particles.

Keywords

Vertical Wall Collision Detection Inelastic Collision Elastic Collision Normal Velocity Component 
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Copyright information

© Dev Ramtal 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dev Ramtal
    • 1
  • Adrian Dobre
    • 1
  1. 1.WiltshireUK

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