The Nature of Code: Simulating Natural Systems with Processing

The Nature of Code: Simulating Natural Systems with Processing

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.

Publication date: 13 Dec 2012

ISBN-10: 0985930802

ISBN-13: 9780985930806

Paperback: 520 pages

Views: 2,325

Type: Book

Publisher: n/a

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported

Post time: 29 Nov 2016 08:00:00

The Nature of Code: Simulating Natural Systems with Processing

The Nature of Code: Simulating Natural Systems with Processing 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.
Tag(s): Computer Vision Image Processing Neural Networks
Publication date: 13 Dec 2012
ISBN-10: 0985930802
ISBN-13: 9780985930806
Paperback: 520 pages
Views: 2,325
Document Type: Book
Publisher: n/a
License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported
Post time: 29 Nov 2016 08:00:00
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Daniel Shiffman wrote: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. On the book's website (http://www.natureofcode.com), the examples run in the browser via Processing's JavaScript mode.




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Daniel Shiffman is a programmer, a project lead with the Processing Foundation, and an Associate Arts Professor at the Interactive Telecommunications Program at Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. Shiffman received a BA in Mathematics and Philosophy from Yale University and a master degree from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at Tisch School of the Arts at NYU.

Daniel Shiffman

Daniel Shiffman is a programmer, a project lead with the Processing Foundation, and an Associate Arts Professor at the Interactive Telecommunications Program at Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. Shiffman received a BA in Mathematics and Philosophy from Yale University and a master degree from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at Tisch School of the Arts at NYU.


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