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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Geometric modeLling is the design of three-dimensional objects which specify a workpiece in a geometrical pattern. Computers are often used in the design process because they allow a designer to manipulate the object using interactive graphics that compute design parameters and display the design for review prior to fabrication. This work focuses on Bezier and B-spline methods for curves, rational Bezier and B-spline curves, geometric continuity, spline interpolation, and Coons methods. In this fourth edition, the content has been revised and updated to include a new chapter on recursive subdivision, new material on nonrectangular topology, surface faceting, stereo lithography, and new sections on triangulations and scattered data interpolants. The disk provided in the back of the book has also been updated to include all of the data sets and the C code used in the book. Assuming only a background in calculus and basic linear algebra, this revised and updated text should be of interest to a wide audience; from computer graphics hobbyists to software developers for CAD/CAM systems.Review:
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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Book Description Academic Press Inc, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110122490509
Book Description Academic Press Inc, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0122490509