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Simulation Foundations, Methods and Applications

Guide to Dynamic Simulations of Rigid Bodies and Particle Systems

Authors: Coutinho, Murilo G.

  • Presents a comprehensive introduction to the techniques needed to produce realistic simulations and animations of particle and rigid-body systems
  • Written in an accessible style that nevertheless maintains depth of coverage and mathematical rigor
  • Concludes each chapter with exercises
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This book introduces the techniques needed to produce realistic simulations and animations of particle and rigid-body systems. The text focuses on both the theoretical and practical aspects of developing and implementing physically based dynamic-simulation engines. Each chapter examines numerous algorithms, describing their design and analysis in an accessible manner, without sacrificing depth of coverage or mathematical rigor. Features: examines the problem of computing an hierarchical representation of the geometric description of each simulated object, as well as the simulated world; discusses the use of discrete and continuous collision detection to handle thin or fast-moving objects; describes the computational techniques needed for determining all impulsive and contact forces between bodies with multiple simultaneous collisions and contacts; presents techniques that can be used to dynamically simulate articulated rigid bodies; concludes each chapter with exercises.

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“This book offers lengthy descriptions of simulations in general, and specific kinds of systems in more depth. The chapters cover a broad range of topics. … The book also contains nine appendices on useful mathematical tools, such as differential equations, quaternions, and the convex decomposition of polyhedra. … The target audience is software developers interested in using dynamic simulations as part of their software.” (Jeffrey Putnam, Computing Reviews, July, 2013)

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  • ISBN 978-1-4471-6116-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Guide to Dynamic Simulations of Rigid Bodies and Particle Systems
Authors
Series Title
Simulation Foundations, Methods and Applications
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-4417-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-4417-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4471-4416-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-6116-5
Series ISSN
2195-2817
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 402
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