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Beginning Math and Physics for Game Programmers by Wendy Stahler

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Visualization Experience

On the CD-ROM, you will find a demo named Transformations. Here's a brief description from the programmers:

This program was designed to help you understand the principles of 2D transformations applied to an object. Matrices are used to rotate or translate a quad around the grid. Users can use this application to get a visual representation while learning the basics of matrix concatenation.

The user can add, select, move, and trace quads on the grid as well as undo and redo actions applied to a quad. During the experience, the user can view information about the current location of each quad.

Michael Wigand and Michael Fawcett

This demo is also interactive. You can plug values into a transformation matrix and then see ...

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