Moving Objects and Their Equations of Motion

  title={Moving Objects and Their Equations of Motion},
  author={Floris Geerts},
Moving objects are currently represented in databases by means of an explicit representation of their trajectory. However from a physical point of view, or more specifically according to Newton’s second law of motion, a moving object is fully described by its equation of motion. We introduce a new data model for moving objects in which a trajectory is represented by a differential equation. A similar approach is taken in computer animation where this is known as physically based modeling. We… CONTINUE READING

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