Linear algebra is the branch of mathematics concerning vector spaces and linear mappings between such spaces. The tag is generally used for questions regarding calculations over vectors.

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How to get a pleasant path accelerating to a point

I am having trouble moving an object to a target position with a maximum acceleration limit. If i just accelerate towards the target the object will fly in a doughnut a few times before hitting the ...
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Can not seem to adjust the speed of my Car

I'm programming in C++, rendering in OpenGL and using GLM for matrix/vector manipulation and I have implemented very (very) basic car controls; ignoring many forces that are present in reality. Since ...
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What is the most efficient way to determine collision path

I am trying to create a game in which I need to know if two objects will collide in the future, and when. I have both object's position, radius (they are circles) and velocity. A specific example of ...
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Is studying Alternate Coordinate System required game development?

I don't know whether or not this question is fit for Gamedev.Stackexchange, but I would like to know :- I am new to Linear Algebra. I only want to study those parts of Linear Algebra which would ...
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convert 2d pt into non-affine coordinate system

Say I have a coordinate system that goes from (0,0) to (1,1). We'll call this screen_space. Within this coordinate system, I have 4 points that I would like to define another coordinate system. One ...
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Closest distance from 3D point to vector line

First let's have a look at my little drawing: I have an origin point p1 defined by x, y and z co-ordinates, and a vector v given by x, y and z magnitude. I also have an arbitrary point, p2, given ...
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Dot product not working as expected

Recently I am learning dot product, While below code works from Unity's documentation, http://docs.unity3d.com/ScriptReference/Vector3.Dot.html public Transform other; void Update() { ...
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SDL touch input on Android (3D camera rotations)

I have a question regarding rotating a 3D camera on an Android device using SDL for touch inputs. The desired effect should be when the user touches and moves their finger on the screen the camera ...
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Timed Line Drawing

I'm trying to program a remake of the classic Missile Command Atari game from scratch, but I've run into a problem. So I have a function that can draw a line from one point to another. I figured I ...
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Project 2d click/touch onto 3d plane

I have a 3d scene that contains an infinite plane that is NOT parallel to the camera (so every screen coordinate corresponds to a point on this plane- in other words, there are no possible invalid ...
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When use LookAt or Inverted world matrix to compute View Matrix?

I am reading this article http://www.3dgep.com/understanding-the-view-matrix/ and it says that View Matrix is the inverted matrix of World (or Model) Matrix but in the first approach the article ...
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How to rotate a line in 3d space?

I am trying to figure out direction vectors of the arrowheads of an arrow. Basically I'm given a normalized direction vector (u,v,w) and I need the normalized direction vectors of the its two arrow ...