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I would like to create a simulation of the forces.

I have done this before with cars:

  • using a free physics engine
  • a graphics library with OpenGL, Glut and glow
  • and a 3D model of car.

But I'm wondering if there is a better/more efficient way or your way :)


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Phun? It's for kids, but it's fun anyway. –  Vortico Aug 29 '10 at 6:40
See if you can construct a lagrangian for it, once you have that it will probably be a simple matter to derive the hamiltonian which you can then use numerical integration on to simulate the system. –  anon Aug 29 '10 at 15:32

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