From CSE100B Wiki
Before you begin lab 7, check out the course project specifications if you haven't done so.
Animation with Forces: Part A
In this lab, you will modify your hockey table to support multiple pucks and forces (gravity, pucks that repel each other).
In this lab, we do not consider gravity yet. Using your code from the last lab (lab6_4.m) as a starting point, add another puck to the hockey table. The position of each puck should be stored in a matrix where each row corresponds to one puck. The velocity of each puck should be stored in a matrix where each row corresponds to one puck. Your code should have this structure:
initialize position matrix initialize velocity matrix plot the initial positions of the pucks and store the handle ... start loop update the positions for idx = 1:n check the position and velocity of puck "idx" end update the plot using the handle ... end loop
Physics tells us that velocity measures the change in position of an object per time unit and acceleration measures the change in velocity per time unit. Assume that, on the hockey table, gravity will cause a constant acceleration in the -y direction. If we start the puck with no velocity at the top of the table, the puck will gain velocity as it falls to the bottom.
Add gravity as a negative constant acceleration in the y direction to your hockey table with two pucks. The three things you need to do are:
(You should not have to modify your boundary checking function.)
Q1: How does changing the time step affect your simulation?
Demonstrate Q1 and lab7_1.m, lab7_2.m to the TA or instructor.
Student Questions and Answers
Questions? Please post them on the Google Group http://groups.google.com/group/wustl-matlab.