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|We show in this note how to interpret logarithmic spiral tilings as one-dimensional particle systems undergoing inelastic collapse. By deforming the spirals appropriately, we can simulate collisions among particles with distinct or varying coefficients of restitution. Our geometric constructions provide a strikingly simple illustration of a widely studied phenomenon in the physics of dissipative gases: the collapse of inelastic particles.
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|Journal of Computational Geometry
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