Mathematical Illustrations: A Manual of Geometry and PostScriptby Bill Casselman
Pub. Date: 11/15/2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This practical introduction to the techniques needed to produce high-quality mathematical illustrations is suitable for anyone with basic knowledge of coordinate geometry. Bill Casselman combines a completely self-contained step-by-step introduction to the graphics programming language PostScript with an analysis of the requirements of good mathematical illustrations. The many small simple graphics projects can also be used in courses in geometry, graphics, or general mathematics. Code for many of the illustrations is included, and can be downloaded from the book's web site: www.math.ubc.ca/~cass/graphics/manualMathematicians; scientists, engineers, and even graphic designers seeking help in creating technical illustrations need look no further.
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Table of Contents1. 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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