The Physicist 3

The Physicist is a simulation package constructed entirely using C .
The Physicist is a simulation package constructed entirely using C . It is the successor of 'Physicist'.

The Physicist project was started by Oper17 in September 2004. The initial versions were crude and simulated using Allegro. Then the big break came using OpenGL. The simulations had more eye appeal. However there were still many drawbacks.

The main drawback was that the simulations were very approximate. Simulations of orbits and collisions showed a visible increase in energy. This was of course due to incompetent algorithms. The second important draw back was the method of expression evaluation which caused many commands to clash with each other. This was due to the fact that a crude version of keyword to function hashing was used.

Then came February 2005, and 'The Physicist' codenamed Goeppert was started.The Goeppert project was an entire rebuild operation of the older 'Physicist'.

Goeppert was built from scratch. The algorithms were researched and implemented to give a better accuracy and bugs were eliminated almost totally. The only missing feature is that of float variables.But that should be introduced soon.The current Goeppert project is halfway through with electric circuit simulation and solutions.

last updated on:
November 13th, 2007, 20:29 GMT
developed by:
The Physicist Team
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
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