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Main item 3 in the above list (this collection ) will serve as the major resource for classroom lectures.

Main item 1 ( Vector Math for 3D Computer Graphics ) and main item 2 ( physics sub-collection ) will serve as major homework study assignments.

Main items 4 and 5 (including sub-items 1 through 5) are provided for reference only.

The material in this collection (item 3) explains how to implement the concepts developed in the first two items in programming (Java) code. While this will serve as the major resource for classroom lectures, students areencouraged to bring questions about the other items to class for discussion.

Homework assignments

The first classroom session will be dedicated primarily to explaining the mechanics of the course, discussing the syllabus, etc.

Once those items have been taken care of, students will be asked to go online, access or download the Kjell tutorials, and begin studying Kjell's CHAPTER 0 -- Points and Lines and CHAPTER 1 -- Vectors, Points, and Column Matrices down through the topic titled Variables as Elements in Chapter 1 , in preparation for the next classroom session.

Students should also begin studying item 2 ( physics ) and should study onephysics module per week thereafter.

Finally, in addition to studying the Kjell material, students should read at least the next two modules in this collection and bring their questions about thatmaterial to the next classroom session.

What's next?

In the next module, we will begin the examination of sample programs and a game-programming math library intended to provide aspiring game programmers with the mathematical skills needed for game programming.


This section contains a variety of miscellaneous information.

Housekeeping material
  • Module name: GAME 2302-0100: Introduction
  • File: Game0100.htm
  • Published: 10/08/12
  • Revised: 02/09/16

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Download source code

Click here to download a zip file containing the source code for all of the sample programs and many of the exercises in thiscollection.

Extract the contents of the zip file into an empty folder. Each program should end up in a separate folder. Double-click the file named CompileAndRun...bat in each folder to compile and run the program contained in that folder.


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
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