[futurebasic] Re: [FB] Re: [X-FB] Re: bouncing ball challenge

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From: jonathan <jonnnathan@...>
Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2000 16:29:45 +0100
le 21/02/00 16:12, tedd@... à tedd@... a écrit :

> Okay, Newton's third of motion states:
> 
> "When a body exerts a force on another body, the second body exerts a force
> on the first body of the same magnitude but in the opposite direction."
> 
> Fba = -Fab
> 
> So, in your "more or less" elastic solution, what is the speed of the
> racket after collision -- zero? Is 100% of the speed of the racket
> translated into the racket ball? Is that what we normally see in nature?

Now, kids here's a new programming challenge:
one estimed FB programmer travelling in direction A
one estimed FB programmer travelling in direction B
where A and B will meet head on

what is the speed of each programmer after collision? Is 100% of the heat of
the argument translated into velocity or does a portion get consumed by mail
bots?  Is that what we normally see in nature?

participants are free to include variables covering such things as:
- the geographic location of the programmers
- the number of respective posts to the FB list
- the use of PG
- wisecrack jokes in mails
especially if these variables have no relation on the outcome of the
collision, but generate in turn lots of challenges...

[erm, just joking kids]
;-j
[gnome rapidly meeting a large heavy objeeeeccccttttt!]