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My name is Kevin Anderson. I've been using Processing for three or four years now and am an Astrophysics and Mathematics double major at UNC Chapel Hill. I would like to rework the Traer.Physics library for Processing 2 and add to its functionality. To outline the goals of my proposal:
What I've outlined seems like it might not take the entire summer (it's not a very big library, after all), so I am certainly open to suggestions for more improvements to this library or additional related projects that I could take on. One idea that I've been toying with is creating a PDE tool that lets you tweak forces and see how they behave visually before coding them into your sketch. I'm imagining a dropdown that lets you choose a force, sliders to change the strength, etc.
To give a bit more background about myself, I've played around with particle modeling in the past and am currently developing a gravity simulator in Matlab that has a lot of parallel features to this library: github. I'm currently studying advanced mechanics and numerical techniques, so this project relates directly to my studies. It's been a while since I've posted on this forum (it seems that my username didn't get carried over from the older forum, but I had the same name there), but I'm active in the Processing tag on StackOverflow: profile.
I apologize for posting this so close to the deadline, and I'm more than happy to hear feedback and criticism on this idea! Thanks,