Curves and Surfaces for Computer Aided Geometric Design: A Practical Guide

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Academic Press, 1993 - Computers - 473 pages
The emphasis in this beautifully illustrated text is on the concepts of Bezier and B-spline methods for curves, rational Bezier and B-spline curves, geometric continuity, spline interpolation and Coon methods. While no prior geometric training is needed as a prerequisite for this text - a background in calculus and basic linear algebra is sufficient - two chapters written by W. Boehm have been included to introduce the reader to those concepts of differential geometry that are relevant to computer aided geometric design. The volume also contains one chapter by P. Bezier: How a Simple System Was Born. This book is of interest to software developers for CAD/CAM systems, geometric modeling researchers and graphics programmers. This third edition includes several new sections and numerical examples, a treatment of the new blossoming principle, and new C programs. All C programs are available on a disk included with the book. The Problems Sections at the end of each chapter have also been extended.

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Hard reading, but I don't know a better book on the details of the subjects it covers. Some of these seem to be obsolete for the modern applications I deal with... Read full review


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The de Casteljau Algorithm
The Bernstein Form of a Bezier Curve

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