Physics for JavaScript Games, Animation, and Simulations

Physics for JavaScript Games, Animation, and Simulations

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Have you ever wanted to include believable physical behaviors in your games and projects to give them that extra edge? Physics for JavaScript Games, Animation, and Simulations teaches you how to incorporate real physics, such as gravity, friction, and buoyancy, into your HTML5 games, animations, and simulations. It also includes more advanced topics, such as particle systems, which are essential for creating effects such as sparks or smoke. The book also addresses the key issue of balancing accuracy and simplicity in your games and simulations, and the final chapters provide you with the information and the code to make the right choice for your project. Physics for JavaScript Games, Animation, and Simulations assumes you have a basic knowledge of JavaScript and HTML5. However, no previous knowledge of physics is requireda€”only some very basic math skills. The authors present everything from basic principles to advanced concepts in an approachable way, so youa€™ll be able to follow the logic and easily adapt the principles to your own applications. The book is packed full of practical examples of how you can apply physics to your own games and applications. Spring behaviors can be used for anything from tweaking lowrider suspension to creating cloth simulation; flotation mechanics enable the simulation of submersibles or dirigibles; you can even create your own solar system with accurate orbits and gravity. It doesna€™t matter if youa€™re modeling the Lorentz force in an electromagnetic field or youa€™re modeling the lift force in a flight simulator, Physics for JavaScript Games, Animation, and Simulations enables you to fill your games and applications with accurate and realistic effects. What youa€™ll learn a€c Learn all the basic math and physics youa€™ll need to incorporate realism into your projects a€c Incorporate a wide range of forces, such as gravity, friction, and buoyancy a€c Build a number of realistic simulations a€c Model particle systems and use them to create visual effects a€c Create complex systems using rigid bodies and mass-spring systems a€c Deal with numerical subtleties, including accuracy and stability of integration schemes Who this book is for Physics for JavaScript Games, Animation, and Simulations is for JavaScript developers interested in incorporating real physics into their games, animations, simulations, or generative art projects Table of Contents Introduction to Physics Programming JavaScript and HTML5 Canvas Some Math Background Basic Physics Concepts The Laws Governing Motion Gravity, Orbits, and Rockets Contact and Fluid Forces Restoring Forces: Springs and Oscillations Centripetal Forces: Rotational Motion Long-Range Forces Collisions Particle Systems Extended Objects Numerical Integration Schemes, Accuracy, and Scaling Doing Physics in 3D Simulation ProjectsIn Part II ofthe book, wea#39;ll be looking at different types of forces in a lot of detail. Here are ... Gravity is perhaps the most obvious example of a force. ... Force diagrams can be useful tools because they help us to work out the resultant force.

Title:Physics for JavaScript Games, Animation, and Simulations
Author: Adrian Dobre, Dev Ramtal
Publisher:Apress - 2014-05-22

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