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# Which branch of mathematics teach about pathfinding?

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### #1thescholar  Members

Posted 29 October 2012 - 06:22 PM

So as the topic title already ask, which branch of mathematics teach pathfinding? I would like to learn more about similar process or topics. I remember having seen a mathematics book with some kind of pathfinding drawings (with nodes), I never could find it again.

Thanks for the insights!

Edited by thescholar, 29 October 2012 - 06:26 PM.

### #2Alpheus  GDNet+

Posted 29 October 2012 - 06:51 PM

Not to sound sarcastic, but the answer to your question as far as I know is: Computer Science. And yes, Computer Science is a branch of mathematics.
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### #3Álvaro  Members

Posted 29 October 2012 - 06:55 PM

I am not sure what specifically deals with pathfinding, but you may want to try graph theory, or more generally discrete mathematics if you enjoy that kind of thing.

### #4thescholar  Members

Posted 29 October 2012 - 07:03 PM

alvaro, I think it's exactly what I was looking for. Thanks a lot. Thanks to you too Alpha_ProgDes.

### #5Alpheus  GDNet+

Posted 29 October 2012 - 08:35 PM

As a courtesy, you should upvote alvaro since he gave you the answer you were looking for
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