More game math
By Murray Bourne, 15 Aug 2007
There is a Flash game competition on at JayIsGames. Participants need to incorporate the theme of ball physics into their game.
Ball game mathematics includes the following topics (with links to related chapters on Interactive Mathematics):
- Trigonometry, including inverse ratios
- Cartesian Coordinates
- 2D and 3D geometry
- Pythagoras' Theorem and Distance formula
One guy has started on his competition entry entitled Throw a ball with a sling. The article includes a tutorial on how he is incorporating mathematics into his game.
There is an extensive article on Gamasutra called Pool Hall Lessons [no longer available], which gives a good insight into some of the mathematics used in computer ball games.
Let the games begin.
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