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Overview

Sooner or later, all game programmers run into coding issues that require an understanding of mathematics or physics concepts such as collision detection, 3D vectors, transformations, game theory, or basic calculus. Unfortunately, most programmers frequently have a limited understanding of these essential mathematics and physics concepts. MATHEMATICS AND PHYSICS FOR PROGRAMMERS, THIRD EDITION provides a simple but thorough grounding in the mathematics and physics topics that programmers require to write algorithms and programs using a non-language-specific approach. Applications and examples from game programming are included throughout, and exercises follow each chapter for additional practice. The book's companion website provides sample code illustrating the mathematical and physics topics discussed in the book.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435458864
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 6/2/2011
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 766,983
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Eric Lengyel is a veteran of the computer games industry with over 16 years of experience writing game engines. He has a PhD in Computer Science from the University of California at Davis and an MS in Mathematics from Virginia Tech. Eric is the founder of Terathon Software, where he currently leads ongoing development of the C4 Engine.

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Table of Contents

Preface. 1. The Rendering Pipeline. 2. Vectors. 3. Matrices. 4. Transforms. 5. 3D Engine Geometry. 6. Ray Tracing. 7. Illumination. 8. Visibility Determination. 9. Collision Detection. 10. Polygonal Techniques. 11. Shadows. 12. Linear Physics. 13. Rotational Physics. 14. Fluid Simulation. 15. Numerical Methods. 16. Curves and Surfaces. Appendix A: Complex Numbers. Appendix B: Trigonometry Reference. Appendix C: Coordinate Systems. Appendix D: Taylor Series. Appendix E: Answers to Exercises.

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