Thursday, October 15, 2009
The first release of the redesigned Particle code is up and can be downloaded from SourceForge.
What's In This Release
The code has the following features:
* It has been placed in the public domain.
* Particle base class that is independent of FreePOOMA.
* Particle classes for all observed Hadrons of the Standard Model, this is in addition to the elementary particles.
* Particle decay functionality added.
* Template-based classes that allow for any type of number to be used for particle properties. For example, you can use floats, doubles, complex numbers, or quaternions for these properties.
* Math utilities that provide matrixes, vectors, vertexes, and quaternion classes.
* Programmer's Guide in both Microsoft Word and Apple Pages formats.
What's Not In This Release
This is basically a 'To Do' list. These features will be added in the near future pretty much in the order listed below.
* FreePOOMA integration. This will be added in the form of a wrapper class around the new Particle classes.
* Collision detection and reaction code.
* An atomic model, i.e. a way to combine particles into atoms.
* A molecular model, i.e. a way to combine atoms into molecules.
* Support for fields.
* OpenGL integration.
Once again I'd like to thank the folks at The Particle Data Group for helping me when I ran into problems.
The code is available as a zip file here: Particle Zip File.
In the future I'll be making posts that cover the code in a bit more detail.
Posted by magicjava at 8:53 PM