Math and Physics for Games

Course code

IFI7334.DT

old course code

Course title in Estonian

Mängu matemaatika ja füüsika

Course title in English

Math and Physics for Games

ECTS credits

4.0

approximate amount of contact lessons

28

Teaching semester

autumn

Assessment form

assessment

lecturer of 2019/2020 Autumn semester

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lecturer of 2019/2020 Spring semester

lecturer not assigned

Course aims

The objective of this course is to learn math and physics concepts related to game programming.

Brief description of the course

During the course we gonna go in depth into mathematics, where we view vectors, matrixes, quaternions and how to use dot product, cross product, inverse matrices and so on. By understanding mathematics we can apply it to physics laws of motion were we look at forces (like gravity and others) and impulses. Additionally we cover topics like particle physics, mass-aggregate physics, rigid-body physics, collision detection and contact physics.

Independent work

Doing vector math in a game engine;

Doing quaternion math in a game engine;

Creating movement through forces and impulses in game engine;

Playing with collision detections;

Creating particle system, which uses laws of physics;

Doing quaternion math in a game engine;

Creating movement through forces and impulses in game engine;

Playing with collision detections;

Creating particle system, which uses laws of physics;

Learning outcomes in the course

In the end of this course students are ready to formulate equations for moving game objects, recognise collisions and build physics based games.

Assessment methods

Submitting software code into the repository, Testing and reviewing code created by fellow students.

Teacher

Roman Gorislavski

The course is a prerequisite

Study literature

David Eberly. Game Physics; Ian Millington. Game Physics Engine Development.

Eric Lengyel. Foundations of Game Engine Development, Volume 1 and 4.

Eric Lengyel. Foundations of Game Engine Development, Volume 1 and 4.

Replacement literature

Game Math and Physics Basics in 2D https://www.udemy.com/gamemathandphysics/

Daniel Shiffman. The Nature of Code: Simulating Natural Systems with Processing.

Daniel Shiffman. The Nature of Code: Simulating Natural Systems with Processing.