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Conservation of Momentum

Discussion in 'Suggestions and Feedback' started by Victoriesx42, Dec 12, 2013.

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  1. Victoriesx42 Trainee Engineer

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    To add to the discussion of realism, I propose that the idea of conservation of momentum be implemented.


    conservation of momentum is given (for a two body system)

    m1V1 + m2v1 = m1V2 + m2V2

    where m = mass and V = velocity

    Since these quantities are already calculated in-game, I see no limitations on practically implementing the conservation of momentum.
     
  2. Leonhardt Senior Engineer

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    Does it not already do that?
    Just turn off the inertia dampeners?
     
  3. Skeloton Master Engineer

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    Yea, just press z and off you drift.
     
  4. Victoriesx42 Trainee Engineer

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    That's not what I was referring to. I want the collision to be governed by conservation of momentum.
     
  5. Skeloton Master Engineer

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    In what? Other ships which would most likey have dampers active. Or do you mean the infeasible moving asteroids?
     
  6. Victoriesx42 Trainee Engineer

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    Look up conservation of momentum. I don't feel like explaining it anymore.
     
  7. Skeloton Master Engineer

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    I think you didnt even put any effort in your explaination in the first place.
     
  8. Falidell Apprentice Engineer

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    sense these calculations are already done in game...doesn't that mean it....is in the game? :confused:
     
  9. YtramX Apprentice Engineer

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    I think he understands conservation of momentum. From what I can tell, the only things that don't follow this are asteroids and stations.
     
  10. Skeloton Master Engineer

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    Well that bit got me too, i have no idea what is actually being suggested. As far as i know after a couple of 70-80m/s collisions with 24mil kg ships they drifted off so far there was another collision with a group of asteroids, and the debris floated off too.

    Well on an instinctual level i understand but the maths not so much. However i was like that throughout all my science subjects, recieving the highest grades for science of my year.
     
  11. Ralirashi Apprentice Engineer

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    Right, we know what conservation of momentum is.
    Skeloton's point is that the targets that you're ramming will have their dampeners on 95% of the time.
    Unless you're ramming an asteroid, which is currently immovable.
     
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