By Jean Gallier

ISBN-10: 1558605991

ISBN-13: 9781558605992

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*Curves and Surfaces for Geometric Design

bargains either a theoretically unifying knowing of polynomial curves and surfaces and an efficient method of implementation that you should carry to endure by yourself work-whether you are a graduate pupil, scientist, or practitioner.

Inside, the focal point is on "blossoming"-the strategy of changing a polynomial to its polar form-as a typical, merely geometric clarification of the habit of curves and surfaces. This perception is critical for much greater than its theoretical beauty, for the writer proceeds to illustrate the price of blossoming as a pragmatic algorithmic device for producing and manipulating curves and surfaces that meet many various standards. you are going to discover ways to use this and comparable ideas drawn from affine geometry for computing and adjusting regulate issues, deriving the continuity stipulations for splines, growing subdivision surfaces, and more.

The made from groundbreaking study through a noteworthy laptop scientist and mathematician, this e-book is destined to turn out to be a vintage paintings in this advanced topic. will probably be an important acquisition for readers in lots of diversified parts, together with special effects and animation, robotics, digital fact, geometric modeling and layout, clinical imaging, laptop imaginative and prescient, and movement planning.

* Achieves a intensity of assurance no longer present in the other e-book during this field.

* bargains a mathematically rigorous, unifying method of the algorithmic new release and manipulation of curves and surfaces.

* Covers simple thoughts of affine geometry, the suitable framework for facing curves and surfaces when it comes to keep watch over points.

* information (in Mathematica) many entire implementations, explaining how they produce hugely non-stop curves and surfaces.

* provides the first innovations for growing and examining the convergence of subdivision surfaces (Doo-Sabin, Catmull-Clark, Loop).

* comprises appendices on linear algebra, simple topology, and differential calculus.