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Colliding Blocks - Calculating Pi

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Author: Ken3344

Group: Technical

Filesize: 45.88 kB

Date added: 2019-02-02

Rating: 5.4

Downloads: 486

Views: 251

Comments: 11

Ratings: 4

Times favored: 0

Made with: Algodoo v2.1.0

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Calculating Pi,
Pi Calculation

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This is a colliding blocks simulation. This shows how elastic collisions work. Under the right circumstances, it also creates pi.
I've added a third box to this. I'm curious on if there is a pattern to this too!

Here's a video about this:
Last edited at 2019/03/08 22:10:55 by Ken3344
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Lucky! I got an id that is divisible by 625!:)
Wait, how should it create pi?
MasterGamer, it would create pi if there were 2 boxes, and if the second box was a 100 to the power of something. Sorry for the confusion! :lol:
wow
Here is a YouTube Video that describes how this works.
Xray, I watched that video! I then thought, "Hm, if 2 blocks make pi, what do 3 blocks make?" Then I remembered that I had Algodoo, and simulated the entire thing! I do need some help with testing more masses in order to see if there's a pattern to this, that's why I posted it on Algobox! :lol:
The really interesting thing about this oddity is the fact that it also works with Billiard (Pool) balls! There is another YT video that explains how that works if you wanted to search for it. AND it's also very surprising that Pi can be roughly calculated by dropping a needle over a set of parallel lines drawn on a sheet of paper! You drop the needle from a certain height, and it will either land on a line when it hits the paper, or it will fall between two of the lines. The ratio between the needle hitting the lines and falling between the lines is approximately Pi! How is that for strange behavior?

In math, there are lots of equations and formulas which include the constant Pi, but have nothing to do with circles or arcs! Pi shows up EVERYWHERE!
Last edited at 2019/02/02 19:22:50 by Xray
Hey... Someone rated my scene a one. :huh: Is this genuine trash, or are you trolling me?<_<
I rated it a 8 now.
Ken3344 - It was a user named BlueIce57 who rated your scene a 1. I removed that rating for you because I felt that it was not fair. I don't know why he did that, but he probably thought that no one would know that HE was the one who did it. That's one of the tools that we Admins have to do our job.
Last edited at 2019/02/02 20:42:05 by Xray
See description for pi bouncing balls for a description and formula.