Daniel Shiffman - The Nature of Code - Chapter 2. Forces [6 MP4, 1 PDF]
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How can we capture the unpredictable evolutionary and emergent properties of nature in software? How can understanding the mathematical principles behind our physical world help us to create digital worlds? This book focuses on a range of programming strategies and techniques behind computer simulations of natural systems, from elementary concepts in mathematics and physics to more advanced algorithms that enable sophisticated visual results. Readers will progress from building a basic physics engine to creating intelligent moving objects and complex systems, setting the foundation for further experiments in generative design. Subjects covered include forces, trigonometry, fractals, cellular automata, self-organization, and genetic algorithms. The book's examples are written in Processing, an open-source language and development environment built on top of the Java programming language.
The second chapter and third part of Daniel Shiffman's The Nature of Code.
It includes six 720 MP4s which are meant to be supplemental materials to the book.
Included is the Forces chapter of the book in PDF form.
The books website is here(Includes a free HTML version of the book):
Nature of Code
You can find more about the Processing language on here:
Code Examples from this book are located here:
NoC Code Examples
Subsequent parts in the future!