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This module is the first in a series of modules designed for teaching GAME2302 Mathematical Applications for Game Development at Austin Community College in Austin, TX.

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This module is the first in a series of modules designed for teaching GAME2302 Mathematical Applications for Game Development at Austin Community College in Austin, TX.

See the Download source code section to download source code files for the modules contained in this collection.

Course description

As of September 2012, the official course description reads: "Presents applications of mathematics and science in game and simulation programming. Includes the utilization of matrix and vector operations, kinematics, and Newtonian principles in games and simulations. Also covers code optimization."

Adherence to the course description

Online resources are provided to the student for each of the topics identified in the above description. The topics merge inthe final module of the collection, which explains an animated simulation of the first-person view of a human cannonball from the point in time that the humancannonball leaves the cannon until the human cannonball lands in the safety net, or fails to land in the safety net. The trajectory and the point of impact are determined by suchfactors as:

  • the acceleration of gravity,
  • the muzzle velocity, and
  • the elevation and azimuth of the aiming mechanism on the cannon.

Course resources

This course does not use a printed textbook. Instead, the primary resources for the course are:

  1. An interactive tutorial by Dr. Bradley P. Kjell titled Vector Math for 3D Computer Graphics . (You can view the tutorial online or you can download a copy of an older version of the tutorial in a zip file here . Extract the contents of the zip file and open the file named index.html in your browser to view the tutorial offline. Be aware, however, that some ofthe chapters in the zip file perform animation using Java applet code that may no longer be supported.) The tutorial is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License .
  2. A sub-collection of physics modules beginning with 2302-0300 Introduction to Physics Component published at cnx.org .
  3. This collection of modules published at cnx.org .
  4. Most of the programming examples in the course will be written in Java/OOP. Therefore, you may need some reference material on Java/OOPprogramming. The collection named Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) with Java at cnx.org contains the course material for three complete Java/OOP programming courses at Austin Community College.The section named ITSE 2321 Object-Oriented Programming (Java) contains the material for the first course. The section named ITSE2317 - Java Programming (Intermediate) contains the material for the second course. The section named INEW 2338 - Advanced Java (Web) contains the material for the third course.
  5. Here are some additional Java/OOP references that you may find useful:
    1. Java Platform Standard Edition 7 Documentation
    2. Java Platform, Standard Edition 7 API Specification
    3. Reading the Javadoc - how to read the API
    4. The Java Tutorials
    5. Simplified Java tutorial

Questions & Answers

Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
On having this app for quite a bit time, Haven't realised there's a chat room in it.
what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
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