Some fun stuff… Atari, FDTD Computer Simulations and the obligatory page of Feynman quotes.
The Atari Years
A long time ago, at a company far far away…
- The Atari Years – Atari, Pokey and Star Raiders and more…
- The Pokey Chip Story – A story about designing the Pokey Chip.
- The Solaris Manual Story – Yet another Atari years story. How the Solaris manual came to be.
- Atari Star Raiders – Some trivia and remembrances about the Star Raiders game design.
Finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) Modeling
“You don’t understand something, until you can program it; that is, until you can communicate it to that ‘speedy idiot’.” — Professor Robert W. MacCormack, Stanford
Finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) is a computer modeling technique to simulate Maxwell’s Equations. Maxwell’s Equations describe the physical laws of Electromagnetics (at the classical level).
The FDTD method belongs in the general class of grid-based differential time-domain numerical modeling methods. The time-dependent Maxwell’s equations are discretized using central-difference approximations to the space and time partial derivatives.
Included, are FDTD demos using the Maxwell Curl Equations and also the second order “Wave Equations.”
The obligatory page of quotes by Richard Feynman.
What website would be complete without a few
quotes by Nobel Laureate Richard Feynman…