Maneuvering a spaceship using just newtonian equations is a bit much for the average gamer. Therefore, most space-based first-person games use some form of "semi-newtonian" motion. For example, reducing velocity by Velocity * 0.X per T = 1.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

So, using my limited math to factor that:

Normal: V = A * T

Semi: V = (A * T) - ((A * T) * N), where N = V * (1 - ((1 - X) ^ T))

Semi, full: V = (A * T) - ((A * T) * (1 - ((1 - X) ^ T))

With values: A = 5, T = 3.5, X = 0.5

V = (5 * 3.5) - ((5 * 3.5) * (1 - ((1 - 0.5) ^ 3.5))

V = (17.5) - ((17.5) * (1 - ((0.5) ^ 3.5))

V = 17.5 - (17.5 * (1 - 0.0883~))

V = 17.5 - (17.5 * 0.9116~)

V = 17.5 - (15.9532~)

V = 1.5468~

Is this correct, so far? Thanks.

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# Velocity and acceleration with velocity degradation

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