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comment Swords, impacts and elasticity for a noob
Ah, I think I see where I need to go from this point. I saw that link to Resilience at the bottom of that page, which would be the primary aspect of calculating damage. Also, directly related to but not on that page would be determining what the deformation-resistance force is called and how to apply it to the equation.
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comment Swords, impacts and elasticity for a noob
I think it's starting to click a bit. Sounds like that shape-reformation force variable really is a huge component that can't be separated. Is there a particular name for that?
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comment Swords, impacts and elasticity for a noob
Ah, I had read something about 0-to-1 being a range from perfectly inelastic collisions to perfectly elastic ones. Guess I really have a ton to learn. As many static, controlled variables as possible would be useful to understand what's going on. Two perfect cubes of equal mass colliding perfectly perpendicularly, no external forces involved, no elasticity in the "sword" cube, variable elasticity in the target cube 'n' such. Any other variables would be as simplistic and normative as possible for a peon like myself to understand.
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