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Christopss

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Hey every person
I got to do some project for physics and its uses with programming
I know so far that Gravity, light, sound and newtons fist law is used.
Does any one know any laws that I may of missed

Also I know a fair bit of physics is used in games are there any software that uses physics thatís not a game that I should know.
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dhamal

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try Halo
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Tonnes mate, physics simulations are used in pretty much everything and it all depends on what kind of physics you are looking at, physics modelling was around long before computer games started using it its only now that computers in the average home are powerful enough to use it.

One of its biggest classic applications is things like flight modelling and trajectories in aeronautics. Physics modeling and other types of modeling in that general area are used alot almost everyday by scientists and engineers.

When compared with the actual uses of physics modelling in software games with it make up a tiny fraction not really worth mentioning in themselves as they do it to no great degree or more importantly useful degree. Physics models are totally essential to satelite launches and flight paths and astronomy you might try researching that area its probably more interesting than things like fluid dynamics modelling.
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Read this link about the just-awarded Nobel prize in Physics. I would imagine there was some extensive computer use in this.
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Yes they would have made extensive use of computers they are particularly worthy of the prize i actually thought they got the prize last time round but i must be getting them mixed up, its an amazing piece of astronomy and its an odd occasion for actual physicists to win the price often physicists win the chemistry prize and chemists the physics price its quite funny, The nobel website is a great site as well for reference if you want to know why and how they got the prize you should take a look ,

What that article doesn't tell you is that when the nobel academy called one of them to tell him it was 2.30am his time and hung up on them thinking it was a crank call lol.
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You could read this

Edited by chelton, 05 October 2006 - 06:25 AM.

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thanks for all your help people. :whistling:
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That's what we're here for :whistling:
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Sometimes for me, it's "Murphy's Law" LOL!

(everything that can go wrong, will go wrong)
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