Gavin Borgeson
Physics 211 Web Project
The Physics of Video Games

     When people play video games they're having fun; playing with friends, beating the toughest level, or killing the hardest monster. But what they're probably not doing is thinking of the physics thats happening in each and every video game, or the effort people have taken to make games feel so life like. From the first computer games that were not much more than to sticks on a screen to completely 3D worlds with physics engines running amoc computer gaming has come a long way. I will explore how video games can be great ways to learn about phyics by showing how games can be a great way to better understand how everyday physics happens around us.

Pong and the Conservation of Momentum

The SNES and the Adventures of  Physics

First Person Shooters and the Physics Engine