# Demonic Particles

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globals [ color-range ] turtles-own [ speed mass last-collision neighbor-speeds ] to setup clear-all draw-walls create-turtles population [ setxy random-xcor random-ycor avoid-walls set shape "circle" set size 0.5 set mass 20 ;; make sure the speed is never 0 set speed random-float 1 if speed = 0 [ set speed 0.1 ] ;; set the particle's color according to its speed. Red is fast, Sky-blue is ;; slow and white-ish is average ifelse (speed >= 0.5) [ set color scale-color red speed 1.5 0.5 ] [ set color scale-color sky speed -0.5 0.5 ] ;; keeps a record of the speeds of the other turtles in ;; its room set neighbor-speeds ( list speed ) ] reset-ticks end to draw-walls ;; draw membrane ask patches with [ pxcor = 0 ] [ set pcolor yellow ] ;; draw the surrounding walls ask patches with [ pxcor = max-pxcor or pxcor = min-pxcor or pycor = max-pycor or pycor = min-pycor ] [ set pcolor brown ] end ;; reposition turtles that are in a wall patch to avoid-walls if pxcor = 0 [ set xcor (xcor + one-of [1 -1]) ] if pxcor = max-pxcor [ set xcor xcor - 2 ] if pxcor = min-pxcor [ set xcor xcor + 2 ] if pycor = max-pycor [ set ycor ycor - 2 ] if pycor = min-pycor [ set ycor ycor + 2 ] end to go ask turtles [ check-wall-collision update-neighbor-speeds if collide? [ check-for-particlecollision ] let max-speed max [ speed ] of turtles ifelse (speed >= 0.5) [ set color scale-color red ( speed / max-speed ) 1.5 0.5 ] [ set color scale-color sky ( speed / max-speed ) -0.5 0.5 ] ; normalize the speed forward speed / max-speed ] tick end ;; bounce when collides with any wall to check-wall-collision ; check collision with middle wall if [ pxcor ] of patch-ahead 1 = 0 [ ifelse [ pcolor ] of patch-ahead 1 = yellow [ decide-traspase-door ] [ set heading (- heading) ] ] ; check collision with borders if abs ( [ pxcor ] of patch-ahead 1 ) = max-pxcor [ set heading (- heading) ] if abs [ pycor ] of patch-ahead 1 = max-pycor [ set heading (180 - heading) ] end to decide-traspase-door ;; Calculate the difference between a particle speed and its log of other particles' speed let speed-dif abs ( mean neighbor-speeds - speed ) ifelse speed-dif < traspasing-threshold [ set heading (- heading) ] [ jump 2 set neighbor-speeds ( list speed ) ] end ;; update the mean speed that each particle perceives according to ;; their encounters with other turtles to update-neighbor-speeds set neighbor-speeds sentence neighbor-speeds [ speed ] of turtles-on neighbors if length neighbor-speeds > memory [ set neighbor-speeds sublist neighbor-speeds memory length neighbor-speeds ] end ;; From now on, collision is implemented. This code comes from the Connected Chemistry 1 ;; (Bike Tire) model, which can be found in the models library. Copyright to Uri Wilensky, ;; licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License. to check-for-particlecollision ;; particle procedure if count other turtles-here >= 1 [ ;; the following conditions are imposed on collision candidates: ;; 1. they must have a lower who number than my own, because collision ;; code is asymmetrical: it must always happen from the point of view ;; of just one particle. ;; 2. they must not be the same particle that we last collided with on ;; this patch, so that we have a chance to leave the patch after we've ;; collided with someone. let candidate one-of other turtles-here with [who < [who] of myself and myself != last-collision] ;; we also only collide if one of us has non-zero speed. It's useless ;; (and incorrect, actually) for two turtles with zero speed to collide. if (candidate != nobody) and (speed > 0 or [speed] of candidate > 0) [ collide-with candidate set last-collision candidate ask candidate [ set last-collision myself ] ] ] end ;; implements a collision with another particle. ;; ;; THIS IS THE HEART OF THE PARTICLE SIMULATION, AND YOU ARE STRONGLY ADVISED ;; NOT TO CHANGE IT UNLESS YOU REALLY UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU'RE DOING! ;; ;; The two turtles colliding are self and other-particle, and while the ;; collision is performed from the point of view of self, both turtles are ;; modified to reflect its effects. This is somewhat complicated, so I'll ;; give a general outline here: ;; 1. Do initial setup, and determine the heading between particle centers ;; (call it theta). ;; 2. Convert the representation of the velocity of each particle from ;; speed/heading to a theta-based vector whose first component is the ;; particle's speed along theta, and whose second component is the speed ;; perpendicular to theta. ;; 3. Modify the velocity vectors to reflect the effects of the collision. ;; This involves: ;; a. computing the velocity of the center of mass of the whole system ;; along direction theta ;; b. updating the along-theta components of the two velocity vectors. ;; 4. Convert from the theta-based vector representation of velocity back to ;; the usual speed/heading representation for each particle. ;; 5. Perform final cleanup and update derived quantities. to collide-with [ other-particle ] ;; particle procedure let mass2 0 let speed2 0 let heading2 0 let theta 0 let v1t 0 let v1l 0 let v2t 0 let v2l 0 let vcm 0 ;;; PHASE 1: initial setup ;; for convenience, grab some quantities from other-particle set mass2 [mass] of other-particle set speed2 [speed] of other-particle set heading2 [heading] of other-particle ;; since turtles are modeled as zero-size points, theta isn't meaningfully ;; defined. we can assign it randomly without affecting the model's outcome. set theta (random-float 360) ;;; PHASE 2: convert velocities to theta-based vector representation ;; now convert my velocity from speed/heading representation to components ;; along theta and perpendicular to theta set v1t (speed * cos (theta - heading)) set v1l (speed * sin (theta - heading)) ;; do the same for other-particle set v2t (speed2 * cos (theta - heading2)) set v2l (speed2 * sin (theta - heading2)) ;;; PHASE 3: manipulate vectors to implement collision ;; compute the velocity of the system's center of mass along theta set vcm (((mass * v1t) + (mass2 * v2t)) / (mass + mass2) ) ;; now compute the new velocity for each particle along direction theta. ;; velocity perpendicular to theta is unaffected by a collision along theta, ;; so the next two lines actually implement the collision itself, in the ;; sense that the effects of the collision are exactly the following changes ;; in particle velocity. set v1t (2 * vcm - v1t) set v2t (2 * vcm - v2t) ;;; PHASE 4: convert back to normal speed/heading ;; now convert my velocity vector into my new speed and heading set speed sqrt ((v1t * v1t) + (v1l * v1l)) ;; if the magnitude of the velocity vector is 0, atan is undefined. but ;; speed will be 0, so heading is irrelevant anyway. therefore, in that ;; case we'll just leave it unmodified. if v1l != 0 or v1t != 0 [ set heading (theta - (atan v1l v1t)) ] ;; and do the same for other-particle ask other-particle [ set speed sqrt ((v2t ^ 2) + (v2l ^ 2)) if v2l != 0 or v2t != 0 [ set heading (theta - (atan v2l v2t)) ] ] end

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