Week 1

Our focus for this week is math.

Class 1

Wednesday Sept. 12, 2018. Supervised by Ms. Healey.

Topics covered

  • Vectors
    • Addition

    • Subtraction

    • Scalar multiplication

    • Normal vectors

    • Dot product

    • Vector projection

    • Cross Product

  • Implicit and parametric circle (2D)

  • Implicit and parametric lines (2D)

We have watched this video in class

We have watched this video for homework

We have also read this tutorial for homework

See also

Summary: Vectors.

Class 2

Friday Sept. 15, 2018. Supervised by Ms. Healey.

Topics covered

  • Implicit spheres (3D)

  • Implicit Planes

  • 2D Gradient

  • Basic ray tracing algorithm, theory

We have read chapter 1 - 2.4 and 4.1 - 4.4 of Shirley et al. in class.

In addition, we have watched this video in class:

We have watched this video for homeowork:

We have identified the following topics as mathematically challenging and need further review:

  • 2D gradient (p. 31)

  • Implicit planes (p. 37)