Physics for Game Developers Science, Math, and Code for Realistic Effects

ISBN-10: 1449392512

ISBN-13: 9781449392512

Edition: 2nd 2012

Authors: David M. Bourg, Kenneth Humphreys, Bryan Bywalec

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Game physics has been at the heart of mainstream computer games for years, but recently it's reached a new level with the emergence of Nintendo Wii, PlayStation Move, Microsoft's Kinect, and various mobile devices. This updated bestseller not only provides important knowledge behind bread-and-butter game physics, but helps you leverage exciting interaction gadgets such as accelerometers, touch screens, GPS receivers, pressure sensors, and optical tracking devices.You'll find new chapters on deformable and soft bodies, fluids, and the physics of sound for incorporating realistic effects, including 3D sound. For game developers working alone or as part of a team, this expanded second edition is indispensable.Major topics include:Digital physics—learn the physics behind accelerometers and other sensors in smartphones and game consolesPhysics of sound—get up to speed on a topic generally ignored in other books on game physicsRigid body mechanics—become well-versed in the staple of all game physics enginesFluid dynamics—create fabulous special effects through the book’s accessible treatment of this difficult subjectModeling specific systems—design and optimize your physical models with real-world examples
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List price: $52.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/3/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 578
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.958
Language: English

David Bourg is a Naval Architect involved in various military and commercial proposal, design, and construction efforts. Since 1998, David has served as an independent consultant working for various regional clients engaged in both commercial and military shipbuilding where he provides design and analysis services including but not limited to concept design, proposal writing, detailed design and analysis, visualization, and software development among other services. He coordinated and led the winning design and proposal effort for the US Coast Guard Point Class (patrol boat) Replacement Program. In 2006, David joined fellow Naval Architect Kenneth Humphreys to form MiNO Marine, LLC, a naval architecture and marine professional services firm.In addition to Physics for Game Developers, David has published two other books. He earned a PhD in Engineering and Applied Science in 2008 from the University of New Orleans. He has served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of New Orleans School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, where he has taught various courses since 1993.

Holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Naval Architecture in Marine Engineering from the University of New Orleans, Kenneth F. Humphreys’s career includes roles as naval architect, project engineer, program manager, estimating manager, research and development manager, process improvement team leader, university lecturer, and business owner. Past projects include analysis of surface effect ship hydrodynamic model test data, vessel operations software development, and numerous government shipbuilding programs. Kenneth has worked on designs for liftboats, semi-submersibles, platform supply vessels, maintenance and repair vessels, and drill ships. In 2006 Kenneth joined his former classmate’s firm, David M. Bourg & Associates. Subsequently the firm was renamed MiNO Marine, L.L.C. ("MiNO"). Kenneth serves as Managing Partner of the company. In addition to his administrative and management responsibilities at MiNO, Kenneth has been project manager for the design of the 235 Class Lift Boat from concept through production, participated in the design selection for the U.S. Coast Guard’s newest cutter, and developed cost documentation for U. S. Navy new construction programs.

Ever since his father read A Brief History of Time to him in middle school, Bryan Bywalec wanted to be an astrophysicist. While he will always have a passion for pure physics, he became more and more obsessed in high school with the application of those physical principles he was learning. Having been around sailboats his entire life, his decision to seek a degree in Naval Architecture at the University of New Orleans surprised few. While working on his degree, Mr. Bywalec was employed as a network administrator for the College of Engineering. Having an office in an electronics lab, he explored the world of enterprise computing and became very interested in high performance clusters, remote administration of desktops, and robotics. Upon graduating in 2007, he began his career at MiNO Marine, LLC and, under the guidance of David Bourg and Kenneth Humphreys, now focuses on finite element analysis of complex welded steel structures. His structural analysis work depends largely on the accurate approximations of non-linear physical systems. Bryan has completed several computational fluid dynamics simulations of exhaust gases from ship stacks and current flow around offshore structures. In addition to his work as a naval architect, Bryan strives to create innovative ways to connect everyday objects to various control networks. From unlocking door locks via text message to developing a real time street car tracking program, he constantly searches for opportunities to integrate technology into his life.

Basic Concepts
Newton's Laws of Motion
Units and Measures
Coordinate System
Derivatives and Integrals
Mass, Center of Mass, and Moment of Inertia
Newton's Second Law of Motion
Inertia Tensor
Relativistic Time
Velocity and Acceleration
Constant Acceleration
Nonconstant Acceleration
2D Particle Kinematics
3D Particle Kinematics
X Components
Y Components
Z Components
The Vectors
Hitting the Target
Kinematic Particle Explosion
Rigid-Body Kinematics
Local Coordinate Axes
Angular Velocity and Acceleration
Force Fields
Fluid Dynamic Drag
Springs and Dampers
Force and Torque
Particle Kinetics in 2D
Particle Kinetics in 3D
X Components
Y Components
Z Components
Cannon Revised
Rigid-Body Kinetics
Impulse-Momentum Principle
Linear and Angular Impulse
Simple Trajectories
Magnus Effect
Variable Mass
Rigid-Body Dynamics
Real-Time Simulations
Integrating the Equations of Motion
Euler's Method
Better Methods
Simple Particle Model
The Basic Simulator
Implementing External Forces
Implementing Collisions
Particle-to-Ground Collisions
Particle-to-Obstacle Collisions
2D Rigid-Body Simulator
Transforming Coordinates
The Basic Simulator
Implementing Collision Response
Linear Collision Response
Angular Effects
Rotation in 3D Rigid-Body Simulators
Rotation Matrices
Quaternion Operations
Quaternions in 3D Simulators
3D Rigid-Body Simulator
Flight Controls
Connecting Objects
Springs and Dampers
Connecting Particles
Connecting Rigid Bodies
Rotational Restraint
Physics Engines
Building Your Own Physics Engine
Physics Models
Simulated Objects Manager
Collision Detection
Collision Response
Force Effectors
Numerical Integrator
Physical Modeling
Lift and Drag
Other Forces
Ships and Boats
Stability and Sinking
Ship Motions
Coupled Motions
Resistance and Propulsion
General Resistance
Rudders and Thrust Vectoring
Cars and Hovercraft
Stopping Distance
How Hovercraft Work
Guns and Explosions
Projectile Motion
Taking Aim
Zeroing the Sights
Breathing and Body Position
Recoil and Impact
Particle Explosions
Polygon Explosions
Modeling a Golf Swing
Solving the Golf Swing Equations
Stepping the Simulation
Calculating Forces
Handling Collisions
Digital Physics
Touch Screens
Types of Touch Screens
Infrared and Optical Imaging
Exotic: Dispersive Signal and Surface Acoustic Wave
Step-by-Step Physics
Resistive Touch Screens
Capacitive Touch Screens
Example Program
Other Considerations
Haptic Feedback
Modeling Touch Screens in Games
Difference from Mouse-Based Input
Custom Gestures
Accelerometer Theory
MEMS Accelerometers
Common Accelerometer Specifications
Data Clipping
Sensing Orientation
Sensing Tilt
Using Tilt to Control a Sprite
Two Degrees of Freedom
Gaming from One Place to Another
Location-Based Gaming
Geocaching and Reverse Geocaching
Mixed Reality
Street Games
What Time Is It?
Two-Dimensional Mathematical Treatment
Location, Location, Location
Great-Circle Heading
Rhumb Line
Pressure Sensors and Load Cells
Under Pressure
Example Effects of High Pressure
Button Mashing
Load Cells
3D Display
Binocular Vision
Stereoscopic Basics
The Left and Right Frustums
Types of Display
Complementary-Color Anaglyphs
Linear and Circular Polarization
Liquid-Crystal Plasma
Advanced Technologies
Programming Considerations
Active Stereoization
Passive Stereoization
Optical Tracking
Sensors and SDKs
Numerical Differentiation
What Is Sound?
Characteristics of and Behavior of Sound Waves
Harmonic Wave
Speed of Sound
Doppler Effect
3D Sound
How We Hear in 3D
A Simple Example
Vector Operations
Matrix Operations
Quaternion Operations
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