Jun 22, 2014
Billard ball physics
A few common formulas
velocity = change in distance / change in time acceleration = change in velocity / change in time force = mass * acceleration momentum = mass * velocity
Conservation of Momentum
The total momentum of a system before a collision is equal to the total momentum of a system after a collision. A is Ball A. B is Ball B. vx is velocity x
A.vx = ((A.mass - B.mass) * A.vx + 2 * B.mass * B.vx) / (A.mass + B.mass)
If both objects have the same mass the formula simplifies. We can think of it as A and B swap momentums.
A.vx = 2 * B.mass * B.vx / (A.mass + B.mass)
Math.atan2 gives you the angle between two vectors.
Subtract the distance between each x and each y coordinate of the vector.
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| .(2,4) | / | / | / | .(1,1) +----------------+ Math.atan2(1, 3) * 180 / Math.PI > 18.43494882292201