An Intuitive Physics Study on the Role of Mass in Horizontal Collisions
The participants in our experiment were asked to judge whether simulated horizontal collisions appeared to be “natural” or “unnatural”. We manipulated the simulated materials and the velocity ratio of two colliding objects. The results revealed a fair degree of consistency between predictions of Newtonian mechanics and the participants’ responses.
EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Michele Vicovaro, Luigi Burigana, "An Intuitive Physics Study on the Role of Mass in Horizontal Collisions" in: Paolo Bernardis, Carlo Fantoni, Walter Gerbino (eds.) "TSPC2014. Proceedings of the Trieste Symposium on Perception and Cognition, November 27-28", Trieste, EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2014, pp. 59-62.