Project 2

CS 493, Dr. Lawlor

The idea for the projects is for you to write a complete end-to-end simulator of something you're interested in: similar to the homeworks, but in more depth, and on a topic of your choice.
  1. Be ready to talk about what you want to build in-class on Thursday, April 18.  This session is designed as an opportunity for N-way advice, discussion, and collaboration.
  2. Give me some rough draft code (working, but not complete) on Thursday, April 25.
  3. Present your progress in-class on Thursday, May 2.  Be ready to talk for about 10 minutes.
  4. Turn in a final draft after the final exam on Tuesday, May 7.  This version should (1) work completely, (2) look good, and (3) have some attempt at a dimensional analysis--in the code, you should explain what equations and units your simulation uses.

Possible Topics (or pick your own!)

Choose any one of these topics, or pick your own topic. Remember you have about a month to finish everything, so keep it simple! If these seem too big, feel free to simplify them in your "topic" discussion.
Note that the above links are chosen purely on the basis of visual coolness; better links explaining the above techniques undoubtably exist!