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  • Blog Post: Math Primer Series: Vectors III: Affine Spaces, Linear and Affine Combinations

    In this chapter of our primer, we’ll examine affine spaces, and see what affine and linear combinations are. Furthermore, we can use these concepts to define some other related concepts, such as affine and linear dependency. Affine Space An affine space can be thought of as any space containing...
  • Blog Post: Math Primer Series: Vectors II: Vector Operations

      In the last installment of this math primer, we looked at the difference between points and vectors. Today, we’ll dive a little bit deeper into vectors, and the specific operations we can perform on them. More importantly, we’ll take a look at the geometric significance of the many operations...
  • Blog Post: Math Primer Series: Vectors I: Points vs. vectors

    Some math and physics libraries contain separate data types to represent points and vectors. I’ve seen many people become confused by this, since more commonly packages use vectors exclusively for everything. What’s going on here? Why have 2 separate types? Well, the answer is quite simple. Strictly...
  • Blog Post: Math Primer Series: Intro, Notation, and References

    This is the first part of a multi-part primer and reference for the math we’ll be using extensively throughout this blog. If you’ve been around game or graphics programming for any length of time, you’re probably at least somewhat familiar with many of these topics. However, you might...
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