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3D Math Primer for Graphics and Game Development, 2nd Edition, 2nd Edition by Ian Parberry, Fletcher Dunn

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Chapter 11

Mechanics 1: Linear Kinematics and Calculus

Always in motion is the future.

— Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

“Ladies and gentlemen, may I direct your attention to the center ring. Witness before you two ordinary textbooks, one labeled College Physics and the other Calculus. Their combined 2,500+ pages weigh over 25 lbs. Yet in this chapter and the next, your brave stunt-authors will attempt a most death-defying and impossible spectacle of mysticism and subterfuge: to reduce these two massive books into a mere 150 pages!”

Just like any good circus act, this one is prefaced with a lot of build up to set your expectations. The difference here is that the purpose of our preface is to lower your expectations. ...

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