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A geometric approach to inelastic collapse

Author(s): Chazelle, Bernard; Karntikoon, Kritkorn; Zheng, Yufei

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dc.contributor.authorChazelle, Bernard-
dc.contributor.authorKarntikoon, Kritkorn-
dc.contributor.authorZheng, Yufei-
dc.description.abstractWe 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.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Computational Geometryen_US
dc.rightsFinal published version. This is an open access article.en_US
dc.titleA geometric approach to inelastic collapseen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US

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