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

My days at Atari. “Star Raiders” , “Solaris” and “Pokey” .


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.”


Feynman Quotes

The obligatory page of quotes by Richard Feynman.

What website would be complete without a few
quotes by Nobel Laureate Richard Feynman…