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by ahab
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### Actually, I thought I was trying to convey the...

Actually, I thought I was trying to convey the opposite, but I wrote it in a hurry. I see the sentence that made you think that ... I was mainly saying that calculus and differential equations are...

by ahab
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### Calculus covers quite a bit; it is not as scary...

Calculus covers quite a bit; it is not as scary as many people would like it to be though. Calculus address two fundamental questions: what is the slope of a curve at a point, and what is the area...
3. ## Thread: Friends of ED book on math

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### This code is very wrong. The variable "total"...

This code is very wrong. The variable "total" makes no sense. If you want your code to work "total" should hold the distance between the two objects.

distance_squared = delta_x * delta_x +...
4. ## Thread: Is there an Idiot's/Beginner's guide to math in Flash

by ahab
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### I sent a proposal to a few publishers, along the...

I sent a proposal to a few publishers, along the same lines of what Bit-101 probably did, in early January of this year. I have delayed it greatly because of other work, but I started working on it...
5. ## Thread: Inverted trig functions in Flash 5?

by ahab
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### Re: inverse trig

I didn't know this until too long ago also...the difference is that "atan2" will check the quadrant the terminal side of the angle is in and return an angle in standard position. However, "atan"...
6. ## Thread: .prototype and _proto ??

by ahab
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### I have actually written about vectors myself as...

I have actually written about vectors myself as well as 3d. Just check out the link in my signature. None of the code snippets I gave are object oriented because I only recently learned this...
7. ## Thread: .prototype and _proto ??

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### You both have the right idea so I do not get...

You both have the right idea so I do not get where you are getting mixed up. You use "prototype" to attach a method to an object. For example, lets say I was going to make a constructor like this:...

by ahab
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### I think something like this would do it: ...

I think something like this would do it:

onClipEvent (mouseMove) {
this._rotation = Math.atan2 (_root._ymouse, _root._xmouse) * (180/Math.PI);
}

The "atan2" function does all the...
9. ## Thread: Cool new actionscripted footer by moi!

by ahab
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### Indeed...a light hearted remark has been taken...

Indeed...a light hearted remark has been taken out of proportion. If you had taken even a second to actually read what I posted then you would have seen I was merely saying that what you typed was...
10. ## Thread: Cool new actionscripted footer by moi!

by ahab
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### What is that called again...plagiarism? Yeah...

What is that called again...plagiarism? Yeah that's it...
11. ## Thread: How do I inverse a sine result??

by ahab
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### You may be suprised but...the math object is...

You may be suprised but...the math object is faster. Indeed. I tested using the sine math object in a for loop that went 1000 times versus a look up table and the difference was a good 40ms or...
12. ## Thread: Wolfenstine 3D in flash

by ahab
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### I did something like this before...pretty much...

I did something like this before...pretty much exactly how you described. I was going to make a 3d maze out of it but lost interest quickly. You can see it here (use arrow keys to move). If it...
13. ## Thread: number odd or even

by ahab
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### All even numbers are divisible by two right? ...

All even numbers are divisible by two right? Well, all you need to do is check if the number is divisible by two...if it is its even...if it is not then it is odd. If you have Flash 5 you can check...
14. ## Thread: Math.pow does not accept number under zero ?

by ahab
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### Macromedia updated their players just recently...

Macromedia updated their players just recently and they fixed that bug. However, if you still want a work around this is something I wrote when I found out:

// Calculates a^p
function power...
15. ## Thread: MATH in Actionscripting (creating motion?)

by ahab
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### To get the most control of the movement between...

To get the most control of the movement between two points try using vectors. General form for a vector line:

(x, y) = (x1, y1) + t(dx, dy)

And "t" is called the parameter...it varies from...
16. ## Thread: Is anyone here Irish?

by ahab
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### Re: Re: Re: OH MAN!

Excuse me? Were you not the one who revived this dead topic? Do not tell me to "chill" out.
17. ## Thread: Is anyone here Irish?

by ahab
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### Well if you want to change everything around why not say you are from Scotland?

Well, thats good to know because I made no mention of anything like that in my post.

Completely irrelevant...you will have those people no matter where you live.

What is that all about? We are...
18. ## Thread: Is anyone here Irish?

by ahab
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### Re: OH MAN!

Give me a break! Were you serious just now? Are so many people really "claiming" to be Irish?...and are you really that "amazed"? You make it sound like everyone is rushing to be affiliated with...

by ahab
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### I just started Moby Dick...

I just started Moby Dick again and started Godel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golder Braid the other day.
20. ## Thread: Fairly easy one

by ahab
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### A good idea erlenmeyer but not complete. Flash's...

A good idea erlenmeyer but not complete. Flash's math objects like radians so you have to translate from degrees to radians. With that way if you only move three pixels to the right you already...

by ahab
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### Wow...everyone see this...it is so important that...

Wow...everyone see this...it is so important that it was posted five (count them), five times. I'm not here to clean up stupid threads, but it just makes me mad knowing that there is someone who...

by ahab
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### If you want an introduction to ball-ball...

If you want an introduction to ball-ball collision physics go here. I did not include any source because it is pretty simple once you know how to do it and I am kind of not at liberty to do so. ...
23. ## Thread: Official FlashForward 2001 -----Are you going?

by ahab
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### If you are a "young" Flasher shouldn't you have...

If you are a "young" Flasher shouldn't you have some type of school to go to? You are planning on missing monday, tuesday, wednesday, and probably another day because of flight time / jet lag? Is...
24. ## Thread: 3D MC rotation

by ahab
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### Alright...I'll give you a brief introduction to...

Alright...I'll give you a brief introduction to what you are going to need. I have a link you can check out later if you want more detail...ready? Even if you are not...

Hopefully you remember...
25. ## Thread: Suggestion: User "Titles"

by ahab
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### Give me a break Xerxes. The titles are...

Give me a break Xerxes.

The titles are pointless but its another reason for people posting pointless crap. Also a user title is less noticable than a footer.
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