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on: November 13, 2009, 05:04:23 pm » posted from:Singapore,,Singapore

how to simulate flow of particles in a wire?

i analyze the method used here

say for the loop wire
if(x2[j] else if(x2[j]>a-D*i)x2[j]-=D;

is used to trick the human eyes by telling when to disappear n appear a distance + or -D away.

i actually ran into some bug.
the codes works when the variables "lengthx" is 1.5 which is the same as your "D". perfect synchronization, the particles disappear n appear together of the visual effect of particle flow is achieved.

but when i create a slider, and move it,
the particles, dynamically re position but the spacing is funny, not equal.

the resultant new effect is not realistic enough to "trick" to human eye.

any tips for me to explore? my source is attached Smiley

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Reply #1 on: November 13, 2009, 05:22:25 pm » posted from:Singapore,,Singapore

not to worry!
i fixed it! Grin

i changed the initialization page to
for(int i=0;i y1[i]=-lengthz/2+lengthz/n*i; // AD
 y3[i]=lengthz/2-lengthz/n*i; // BC
 x2[i]=a-lengthx/n*i; //AB
 x4[i]=a-lengthx/n*i; // DC

which then when the slider is moved
setparam ();

no problem now!!! cool!

really learnt a lot of (problem solving skills & critical thinking) from analyzing, making sense, remixing the virtual lab to suit my design ideas of how to finer customized the virtual lab.
fantastic pedagogy for learning problem solving skills & critical thinking Grin

my physics knowledge comes alive in the java applet. cool way to assess my learning by portfolio like what prof wolfgang is doing i think.
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Reply #2 on: November 13, 2009, 08:10:35 pm » posted from:Taipei,T\'ai-pei,Taiwan

Great! You are making it better and better.  Cheesy
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