The Nature of Code: Simulating Natural Systems with Processing

The Nature of Code: Simulating Natural Systems with Processing

“The Nature of Code: Simulating Natural Systems with Processing”, by Daniel Shiffman, is available online and pdf format. This book focuses on the programming strategies and techniques behind computer simulations of natural systems using Processing.

Description

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.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Vectors
  • Forces
  • Oscillation
  • Particle Systems
  • Physics Libraries
  • Autonomous Agents
  • Cellular Automata
  • Fractals
  • The Evolution of Code
  • Neural Networks

Book Details

Author(s): Daniel Shiffman
Publisher: –
Format(s): PDF, HTML(Online)
File size: 16.74 MB
Number of pages: 519
Link: Download or read online.








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