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An object-oriented environment for Newtonian particle mechanics

Peter Mitic
Organization: Positive Corporation Limited
P. Thomas
Journal / Anthology

Mathematics with Vision: Proceedings of the First International Mathematica Symposium
Year: 1995
Page range: 275-282

Newtonian particle mechanics is embedded within an object-oriented framework, such that it is possible to model physical situations using a small toolkit of logical objects. Modelling is done by constructing objects with appropriate methods and attributes and linking them. This results in the creation of more objects, including, eventually, an object representing an equation of motion. From this, an actual equation of motion can be extracted. This system produces correct solutions in a wide variety of situations, some of which are described.

*Science > Physics > Nuclear and Particle Physics