Curves and Surfaces for Computer Graphics (Hardcover)

David Salomon

  • 出版商: Springer
  • 出版日期: 2005-09-08
  • 售價: $1,200
  • 貴賓價: 9.5$1,140
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 460
  • 裝訂: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 0387241965
  • ISBN-13: 9780387241968

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Computer graphics is important in many areas including engineering design, architecture, education, and computer art and animation. This book examines a wide array of current methods used in creating real-looking objects in the computer, one of the main aims of computer graphics.

Key features:

* Good foundational mathematical introduction to curves and surfaces; no advanced math required

* Topics organized by different interpolation/approximation techniques, each technique providing useful information about curves and surfaces

* Exposition motivated by numerous examples and exercises sprinkled throughout, aiding the reader

* Includes a gallery of color images, Mathematica code listings, and sections on curves & surfaces by refinement and on sweep surfaces

* Web site maintained and updated by the author, providing readers with errata and auxiliary material

This engaging text is geared to a broad and general readership of computer science/architecture engineers using computer graphics to design objects, programmers for computer gamemakers, applied mathematicians, and students majoring in computer graphics and its applications. It may be used in a classroom setting or as a general reference.

Written for:

Computer scientists, programmers for computer game makers, programmers for computer-based movie makers, students majoring in computer science; engineers using computer graphics for designing objects, mathematics and architecture students, readers interested in computer graphics and its applications

Table of contents

Preface.- Basic Theory.- Linear Interpolation.- Polynomial Interpolation.- Hermite Interpolation.- Spline Interpolation.- Bezier Approximation.- B-Spline Approximation.- Subdivision Methods.- Sweep Surfaces.- A. Conic Sections.- B. Approximate Circles.- C. Graphics Gallery.- D. Mathematica Notes.- Answers to Exercises.- Bibliography.- Index.