Mathematical Illustrations: A Manual of Geometry and PostScript

Mathematical Illustrations: A Manual of Geometry and PostScript

by Bill Casselman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521547881

ISBN-13: 9780521547888

Pub. Date: 11/15/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Casselman (U. of British Columbia) makes very efficient use of a readily available but rather low-level computer language, Postscript, to create mathematics graphics at various levels of sophistication. He covers elementary coordinate geometry, variables and procedures, coordinates and conditionals, drawing manually and automatically, nonlinear 2D transforms,

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Casselman (U. of British Columbia) makes very efficient use of a readily available but rather low-level computer language, Postscript, to create mathematics graphics at various levels of sophistication. He covers elementary coordinate geometry, variables and procedures, coordinates and conditionals, drawing manually and automatically, nonlinear 2D transforms, recursion, perspective, and working in 3D. Appendices include materials to use in working with PostScript, and Casselman includes a number of examples to try. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521547888
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/15/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
318
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

1. Getting started in PostScript; 2. Elementary coordinate geometry; 3. Variables and procedures; 4. Coordinates and conditionals; 5. Drawing polygons: loops and arrays; 6. Curves; 7. Drawing curves automatically: procedures as arguments; 8. Non-linear 2D transformations: deconstructing paths; 9. Recursion in PostScript; 10. Perspective and homogeneous coordinates; 11. Introduction to drawing in three dimensions; 12. Transformations in 3D; 13. PostScript in 3D; 14. Drawing surfaces in 3D; Appendix 1. Summary of PostScript commands; Appendix 2. Setting up your PostScript environment; Appendix 3. Structured PostScript documents; Appendix 4. Simple text display; Appendix 5. Zooming; Appendix 6. Evaluating polynomials: getting along without variables; Appendix 7. Importing PostScript files; Epilogue.

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