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The Nature of Code: Simulating Natural Systems With Processing
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Publisher Lightning Source Inc
Publication date August 26, 2008
Pages 498
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780985930806
ISBN-10 0985930802
Dimensions 1.25 by 7.50 by 9 in.
Weight 1 lbs.
Original list price $29.95
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Amazon.com description: Product 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. On the book's website (http://www.natureofcode.com), the examples run in the browser via Processing's JavaScript mode.

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9780985930806 | details & prices | 498 pages | 7.50 × 9.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.95 lbs | List price $29.95
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