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Re: Re(2): (OT) Should math (or adv. math) be required in CIS degrees?

by thewalledcity (Friar)
on Jul 26, 2002 at 20:42 UTC ( #185658=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re(2): (OT) Should math (or adv. math) be required in CIS degrees?
in thread (OT) Should math (or adv. math) be required in CIS degrees?

Yes, but away from the graphics side, I prefer games that have at least somewhat realistic physics. I would contend that physics is just as important as math (esp. since there are good 3d engines on the market that can be licensed, eliminating some of the headache of coding the graphics all yourself)


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Re(4): (OT) Should math (or adv. math) be required in CIS degrees?
by FoxtrotUniform (Prior) on Jul 26, 2002 at 21:40 UTC
      Yes, but away from the graphics side, I prefer games that have at least somewhat realistic physics. I would contend that physics is just as important as math (esp. since there are good 3d engines on the market that can be licensed, eliminating some of the headache of coding the graphics all yourself)

    Ah, but now we're talking about games that you like, rather than games programming in general. I'll reply by contending that J. Random Games Programmer is more likely to be called upon to do math (linear algebra, most likely) than physics, and add that there are a lot of physics engines on the market that can be licensed (poke around http://gamasutra.com/ and see what I mean).

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Re^2: Re(2): (OT) Should math (or adv. math) be required in CIS degrees?
by dragonchild (Archbishop) on Jul 24, 2004 at 03:48 UTC
    I'd like to point something out - physics is as close to math as you can get while still pretending to be about the real world. (Philosophy tries, but is too theoretical to be real.)

    Plus, you're still missing the point - learning Math for programmers isn't about learning how to solve mathematical problems, it's about thinking analytically.

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