Curves and Surfaces for Computer Aided Geometric Design: A Practical Guide

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9780122490507: Curves and Surfaces for Computer Aided Geometric Design: A Practical Guide

A book intended for members of the graphics community, senior and graduate level students in computer science, mathematics, and engineering, software developers of CAD/CAM systems, graphics programmers, and geometric modeling researchers. A leading expert in CAGD, Gerald Farin covers the representation, manipulation, and evaluation of geometric shapes in this the 3rd edition of "Curves and Surfaces for Computer Aided Geometric Design". The book offers an introduction to the field that emphasizes Bernstein-Bezier methods and presents subjects in an informal, readable style, making this an ideal text for an introductory course at the advanced undergraduate or graduate level. The third edition includes a new chapter on topoology, offers new exercises and sections within most chapters, combines the material on geometric continuity into the one chapter, and updates existing materials and references. Implementation techniques are addressed for practitioners by the inclusion of new C programs for many of the fundamental algorithms. The C programs are available on a disk included with the text. Features of this text include coverage of the representation, manipulation and evaluation of geometric shapes; emphasis on Bernstein-Bezier methods; and an informal, easy-to-read style.

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From the Reviews of the Second Edition "The book is beautifully geometric, profusely illustrated, and is supported by an extensive bibliography consisting of more than 350 citations. Farin's informal, readable style and the exercises of varying degrees of difficulty make this an ideal text for an introductory course at the advanced undergraduate or graduate levels." TONY DEROSE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, SIAM NEWS

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