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An Integrated Introduction to Computer Graphics and Geometric Modeling

An Integrated Introduction to Computer Graphics and Geometric Modeling (Paperback)

By Goldman, Ronald

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Taking a novel, more appealing approach than current texts, An Integrated Introduction to Computer Graphics and Geometric Modeling focuses on graphics, modeling, and mathematical methods, including ray tracing, polygon shading, radiosity, fractals, freeform curves and surfaces, v...ector methods, and transformation techniques. The author begins with fractals, rather than the typical line-drawing algorithms found in many standard texts. He also brings the turtle back from obscurity to introduce several major concepts in computer graphics. Supplying the mathematical foundations, the book covers linear algebra topics, such as vector geometry and algebra, affine and projective spaces, affine maps, projective transformations, matrices, and quaternions. The main graphics areas explored include reflection and refraction, recursive ray tracing, radiosity, illumination models, polygon shading, and hidden surface procedures. The book also discusses geometric modeling, including planes, polygons, spheres, quadrics, algebraic and parametric curves and surfaces, constructive solid geometry, boundary files, octrees, interpolation, approximation, Bezier and B-spline methods, fractal algorithms, and subdivision techniques. Making the material accessible and relevant for years to come, the text avoids descriptions of current graphics hardware and special programming languages. Instead, it presents graphics algorithms based on well-established physical models of light and cogent mathematical methods.
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ISBN 9781138381476
Released AU 28 Sep 2018
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Paperback
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Series Chapman & Hall/CRC Computer Graphics, Geometric Modeling, and Animation Series
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ISBN-13 9781138381476
Stock Available
Status Pre-order title, release date has been delayed
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint CRC Press
Released 28 Sep 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Goldman, Ronald
Series Chapman & Hall/CRC Computer Graphics, Geometric Modeling, and Animation Series
Category Mathematical Modelling
Computer Programming
Image Processing
Number of Pages 574
Dimensions Width: 178mm
Height: 254mm
Dewey Code 006.6
Weight 1,093g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
NBS Text Computing: Textbooks & Study Guides
ONIX Text College/higher education

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