Rational Curves and Surfaces: Applications to CAD

Rational Curves and Surfaces: Applications to CAD

by J. C. Fiorot, P. Jeannin
     
 

Devoted to the control of all rational curves and surfaces in view of their applications to computer science, CAD, CAGD and CAM. Introduces and analyzes the new concept of massic vectors to dominate all rational curves and surfaces, including Bezier curves and surfaces. The algorithmic and geometrical aspects are examined and methods for determining massic polygons…  See more details below

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Devoted to the control of all rational curves and surfaces in view of their applications to computer science, CAD, CAGD and CAM. Introduces and analyzes the new concept of massic vectors to dominate all rational curves and surfaces, including Bezier curves and surfaces. The algorithmic and geometrical aspects are examined and methods for determining massic polygons and nets, especially for conics and quadrics, are developed. Contains numerous examples of constructing and displaying these curves.

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Presents and analyzes the concept of using massic vectors to control rational curves and surfaces. A massic vector is a weighted point or a vector in the space in which a curve or surface, determined via Bernstein polynomials, is embedded. Surprisingly well written for a scholarly work. The appendices describe eight BASIC and Pascal programs that compute massic vectors. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471930921
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/01/1992
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.22(w) x 9.31(h) x 0.93(d)

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