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Simple, Portable Physics Simulations 145 145

ttsiod writes "I want to 'lure' my nephews/nieces towards Science and Engineering (to whatever extent that's possible, in the age of consoles). To that end, I have coded simple physics simulations, like falling snow, exploding fireworks, and 1D/2D wave simulations. My efforts are here, in the form of portable SDL mini-programs (GPL code, compilable under Windows, Linux, Free/Net/OpenBSD, Mac OS/X and basically every OS with GCC and SDL). Try them out, and do offer any suggestions on other programs that can trigger scientific interest in young minds. Myself, I am teaching them Python, so that they can code 'fireworks' on their own."
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Simple, Portable Physics Simulations

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  • Re:wot? (Score:1, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday August 16, 2009 @02:47PM (#29085247)

    the progress bar when windows xp boots up

  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday August 16, 2009 @03:59PM (#29085777)

    I want to 'lure' my nephews/nieces

    I'm glad the rest of that sentence ended up better than it started out.

  • by Lorkki (863577) on Sunday August 16, 2009 @04:55PM (#29086161)

    Hey, if it's old-fashioned stuff you find t3h l33t, why not teach the kids Brainfuck [wikipedia.org]? It's essentially the same language as P", devised by the man Böhm himself in 1964, way before all of this pish posh about how to conveniently build non-trivial programs, but also including the modern concepts of input and output. Make no mistake, however - with only eight operations to choose from, it's about as simple as you can get, and many a programmer will attest that it's fun to play with!

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