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 funnybunnyfive@yahoo.com 06-03-2007 09:48 PM

How to plot post-collision trajectories of 2 cylinders

Hi all,

Imagine two thin cylinders are flying through 3d space
toward each other. Each has a different mass and length;
each has its center of gravity at the middle of its length.
They will collide, but the collision may occur anywhere along
the length. Each is probably rotating while in motion at its own
speed, like two dowels simultaneously thrown at each other.
The collision is elastic.

How would one estimate how each will respond
to the collision?

Thanks.

 Lou 06-04-2007 03:47 AM

How to plot post-collision trajectories of 2 cylinders

"Androcles" <Engineer@hogwarts.physics> wrote in message
Try Gary's mod

 Lou 06-04-2007 03:47 AM

How to plot post-collision trajectories of 2 cylinders

"Androcles" <Engineer@hogwarts.physics> wrote in message
Try Gary's mod

 john graesser 06-04-2007 08:10 PM

How to plot post-collision trajectories of 2 cylinders

I don't know what your major in college is or your level of math expertise.
When I was a physics undergrad, this was the math course right after diffy q
and integrals. It is all done thru matrix manipulation.

 john graesser 06-04-2007 08:10 PM

How to plot post-collision trajectories of 2 cylinders

I don't know what your major in college is or your level of math expertise.
When I was a physics undergrad, this was the math course right after diffy q
and integrals. It is all done thru matrix manipulation.

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