The Geometry Toolbox for Graphics and Modeling

The Geometry Toolbox for Graphics and Modeling

by Gerald Farin, Dianne Hansford
     
 

ISBN-10: 1568810741

ISBN-13: 9781568810744

Pub. Date: 08/01/1998

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The Geometry Toolbox takes a novel and particularly visual approach to teaching the basic concepts of two- and three-dimensional geometry. It explains the geometry essential for today's computer modeling, computer graphics, and animation systems. While the basic theory is completely covered, the emphasis of the book is not on abstract proofs but rather on examples

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The Geometry Toolbox takes a novel and particularly visual approach to teaching the basic concepts of two- and three-dimensional geometry. It explains the geometry essential for today's computer modeling, computer graphics, and animation systems. While the basic theory is completely covered, the emphasis of the book is not on abstract proofs but rather on examples and algorithms. The Geometry Toolbox is the ideal text for professionals who want to get acquainted with the latest geometric tools. The chapters on basic curves and surfaces form an ideal stepping stone into the world of graphics and modeling. It is also a unique textbook for a modern introduction to linear algebra and matrix theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781568810744
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/01/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.57(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1Descartes' Discovery1
Ch. 2Here and There: Points and Vectors in 2D13
Ch. 3Lining Up - 2D Lines31
Ch. 4Linear Maps in 2D53
Ch. 52 x 2 Linear Systems79
Ch. 6Moving Things Around: Affine Maps97
Ch. 7Eigen Things109
Ch. 8Breaking It Up: Triangles125
Ch. 9Conics137
Ch. 103D Geometry147
Ch. 11Interactions in 3D161
Ch. 12Linear Maps in 3D171
Ch. 13Affine Maps in 3D191
Ch. 14General Linear Systems209
Ch. 15Putting Lines Together: Polylines and Polygons229
Ch. 16Curves243
App. A: PostScript Tutorial257
App. B: Selected Problem Solutions269
Bibliography281
Index283

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