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Author Farin, Gerald E.

Title Curves and surfaces for computer-aided geometric design : a practical guide / Gerald Farin.

Published San Diego : Academic Press, [1997]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Store Engin  006.6 FARI (CF/DIBM)  Book    AVAILABLE
 UniM Store  006.6 FARI GD9  Disk    AVAILABLE
Edition 4th ed.
Physical description xvii, 429 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 computer disk (3 1/2 in.)
Series Computer science and scientific computing.
Computer science and scientific computing.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-419) and index.
Summary This book will be of interest to computer graphics enthusiasts, software developers for CAD/CAM systems, geometric modeling researchers, graphics programmers, academicians, and many others throughout the graphics community. Assuming only a background in calculus and basic linear algebra, the author's informal and reader-friendly style makes the material accessible to a wide audience. Finally, the included disk contains data sets and all of the C programs used in the book, making it easier for the user to gain first-hand experience with the concepts as they are explained. This unified treatment of curve and surface design concepts focuses on Bezier and B-spline methods for curves, rational Bezier and B-spline curves, geometric continuity, spline interpolation, and Coons methods. The fourth edition has been thoroughly updated and revised to include a new chapter on recursive subdivision, as well as new sections on triangulations and scattered data interpolants. Finally, the disk in the back of the book has been updated to include all of the programs, as well as the data sets from the text.
Subject Computer graphics.
Computer-aided design.
ISBN 0122490541 (alk. paper)