An introductory guide to scientific visualization

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Springer-Verlag, 1992 - Science - 156 pages
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Scientific visualization is concerned with exploring dataand information insuch a way as to gain understanding andinsight into the data. This is a fundamental objective ofmuch scientific investigation. To achieve this goal,scientific visualization utilises aspects in the areas ofcomputergraphics, user-interface methodology, imageprocessing, system design, and signal processing.This volume is intended for readers new to the field and whorequire a quick and easy-to-read summary of what scientificvisualization is and what it can do. Written in a popularandjournalistic style with many illustrations it willenable readers to appreciate the benefits of scientificvisualization and how current tools can be exploited in manyapplication areas. This volume is indispensible forscientists and research workers who have never usedcomputer graphics or other visual tools before, and whowish to find out the benefitsand advantages of the newapproaches.

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Contents

Introduction and Background
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Explanation of Scientific
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Facilities for Scientific Visualization
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