History of Computer Graphics: DLR Associates Series

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Author House, Apr 14, 2011 - Computers - 412 pages
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This book reflects the many changes that computer graphics technology has under gone in my working life time. I graduated from a teachers college in 1963. There was not a computer of any kind on campus, imagine my shock when my very first college employer (Omaha University) required me to know something about an IBM 1620 and a key punch machine! The first part of this book is an account of that experience at Omaha University and later the Nebraska of Nebraska at Omaha. When I moved to Clemson University in 1976, they had a computer and a large Calcomp Plotter but nothing else in the way of computer graphics hardware or software. So, except for a few short sections in chapter one, this history begins with the events of 1963 and proceeds to document what happened to computer graphics for engineering design and manufacturing as practiced by an engineer or technician at Clemson University. The next section of the book contains my experiences as a self-employed consultant (1993-present), my consulting started in 1984 after I completed a PhD in Data Systems Engineering. In 1993, I left full time teaching and became Professor Emeritus at Clemson University. I wanted to start my own consulting company, DLR Associates. Oddly enough, most of my first consulting in computer graphics took place in the Omaha and Pennsylvania areas - not South Carolina. My contacts came from my paper presentations at various ASEE meetings and the annual national distance learning conferences held at the University of Maine. I took a year off to accept a Fulbright Scholarship Nomination from the University of Rookee, India. I was listed as an international member in the Who's Who Directory of the computer graphics industry. In a nut shell, that is who I am. Why, then, did I decide to write this book?
 

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Contents

History of Graphic Communication 1
1
Engineering Computer Graphics 2
9
History of Computer graphics 3
27
Automated Drafting 4
41
Computer Languages 1959 67 5
59
Automated Drafting 1963 1967 6
71
CRT Graphics 19631969 7
93
Computer Graphics 1968 8
105
Computeraided Architectural Graphics 17
239
Post Graduate Work 198284 18
249
History of AutoCAD 19
267
Engineering Graphics 20
285
History of AutoSketch 21
303
Microcomputer Graphics 22
319
Evolution of Graphic Devices 23
327
Graphical User Interfaces 24
339

Hardware Purchases 196876 9
143
Continuing Education 196876 10
155
CAD for Engineers 11
175
CAD Animation 12
183
CADAM Simulation 13
193
Engineering Graphics 14
203
Engineering Graphics 15
215
Computer Graphics 16
229
Graphical Environment Manager 25
349
Microsoft Windows 26
353
History of Internet Graphics 27
361
History of Database Construction 28
369
Dbase Computer Storage 29
379
History of Computer Graphics 30
387
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Dan Ryan is Professor Emeritus, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina. He received his BA and MA degrees from the University of Northern Iowa, and his PhD from Pacific University. In his teaching career, he published sixteen textbooks, fifty-seven journal articles and numerous reports. He has been frequent invited lecturer in the United States, England, Ireland, and China. his books have been translated into Russian, Polish and Chinese. He is also a member of the Tau Alpha Pi National Honor Society. He is an avid reader and student of American History. He has traveled to forty-seven countries on four continents. He has previously published ten books with Authorhouse and these are now available on www.authorhouse.com. You can reach Dan via his email Danryanbooks@aol.com.

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