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Mathematics and Physics for Programmers, Second Edition by Danny Kodicek, John Patrick Flynt

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Chapter 9. Collision Resolution

Overview

Before you look at the complex collisions that can occur between irregular shapes, it is helpful to explore problems involving generalized collisions that do not require extensive discussions of physics or mathematics. In this chapter, one such problem is how to determine what happens after two objects have collided. This is usually referred to as resolving a collision.

You have already done most of the hard work relating to resolving collisions in the previous chapter. While more complex collisions involve rotational physics (covered in Chapter 13), simple collisions of this type do not require that you account for the shape of the colliding ...

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