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Foundation ActionScript 3.0 Animation: Making Things Move! by Keith Peters

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Chapter 11. BILLIARD BALL PHYSICS

What we'll cover in this chapter:

  • Mass

  • Momentum

  • Conservation of momentum

  • Important formulas in this chapter

As you might expect in a technical book like this, things start off simple and gradually become more complex. With this chapter, you reach a pinnacle of complexity. Not that the rest of the chapters after this are all downhill, but I think this one in particular requires that you have not skimped on the material that came earlier. That said, I'll walk you through the concepts step by step, and if you've followed along reasonably well up to now, you should be fine.

Specifically, this chapter will focus on momentum: What happens to the momentum of two objects that collide, the conservation of momentum, and how to ...

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