Snooker Physics Problem
Posted on 2003-03-28
I have the cue ball on my snooker table. The Cue tip rests at the cue ball, and the user swings the cue round wth the mouse. Now, the velocity exerted on the cue ball by the cue is directly through the centre of the cueball, given an angle theta that the cue is around the ball in the XZ plane, how do i represent the velocity vector? This is my current calculation, and through a process of guesstimation, ive tried different COS/SIN combinations and still dont get anything sensible.