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    Function that would bounce off 2 sides of a pool table?

    How would you create a function that would bounce off of 2 sides of a pool table. like this
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    Quote Originally Posted by bilbobaggins View Post
    How would you create a function that would bounce off of 2 sides of a pool table. like this
    I think I speak for everyone here when I say:

    Huuuuuh???

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    Quote Originally Posted by topsquark View Post
    I think I speak for everyone here when I say:

    Huuuuuh???

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    Quote Originally Posted by bilbobaggins View Post
    imagine the coordinate axis on this pool table. we can make the lower-left pocket the origin. thus, to create the desired function you must create a piece-wise function consisting of three line segments.

    for the first, you want a line segment connecting the origin to the point (8,2)

    for the second, you want a line segment connecting the point (8,2) to the point (1,4)

    for the third, you want a line segment connecting the point (1,4) to the point (0.5, 3.5)

    can you continue?

    (of course, if you wish, you could make the lower-center pocket the origin, whatever)
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    I think I can create a formula for you. Then you can use it to create a computer program.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePerfectHacker View Post
    I think I can create a formula for you. Then you can use it to create a computer program.
    uh okay? thanks for your sarcasm it really helps me
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    Quote Originally Posted by bilbobaggins View Post
    uh okay? thanks for your sarcasm it really helps me
    What makes you think he was being sarcastic? There is no function for what you are looking for. What you need is a program that will take care of what the cue is doing when it runs into a boundary.

    His answer and offer seem fairly direct to me.

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