Math is fundamental foundation to successful game development, game design and production. The movement of characters on the screen, the bullets fired from a gun or the simple parabolic jump of Mario is accomplished by Math.
What are the main branches of math used in game development?
- Discrete Mathematics
- Linear Algebra
- Applied mathematics
- Some of the most important math used in games.
- Dot Product, Cross Product.
- Scaling Vectors, Unit Vectors, and Vectors.
- Reflection, Matrices.
- Scalar Manipulation.
Math in game development is simulated either by the developer or handled by the game engine at runtime.