Game Physics TX00CD88-3007 21.10.2019-15.12.2019 5 credits(TVT18-PE)+-
Learning outcomes of the course
The course supplements the student’s first year’s curriculum in physics. After completing the course, the student
- appreciates the key role of physics in realistic description of motion, as required in modern game programming
- is familiar with the terminology and theoretical background of common physics engines
- is able to model and compute the trajectories and collisions of objects using laws of physics
- is capable of estimating the amount of computational resources necessary for physics calculations on various levels
Prerequisites and co-requisites
First year studies (Orientation to information and communication technology) or comparable knowledge.
- recognizing and modelling different types of forces
- particle motion in a force field
- collisions between objects
- rotational motion
- rigid body dynamics
- numerical computation of trajectories in animations
The student is familiar with the most essential concepts introduced during the course, and is able to employ them in analyzing simple situations involving object motion.
The student is able to combine different subjects included in the course material, and is capable of utilizing this knowledge in creating more advanced computer animations.
In addition to a thorough understanding of all the relevant concepts introduced in the course, the student exhibits independent ability and motivation to further improve his/her understanding beyond the course’s contents.
Name of lecturer(s)
Mode of delivery
Language of instruction
Tuition in Finnish
21.10.2019 - 15.12.2019
01.01.2019 - 01.01.2019
0 - 40
Unit, in charge
(2016-2018) Information and Communications Technology (ICT)