Virtual Reality Technology
A groundbreaking Virtual Reality textbook is now even better
Virtual reality is a very powerful and compelling computerapplication by which humans interact with computer-generatedenvironments in a way that mimics real life and engages varioussenses. Although its most widely known application is in theentertainment industry, the real promise of virtual reality lies insuch fields as medicine, engineering, oil exploration, and themilitary, to name just a few. Through virtual reality, scientistscan triple the rate of oil discovery, pilots can dogfightnumerically superior "bandits," and surgeons can improve theirskills on virtual (rather than real) patients.
This Second Edition of the first comprehensive technical book onvirtual reality provides updated and expanded coverage of thetechnology such as:
The new edition of Virtual Reality Technology isspecifically designed for use as a textbook. Thus, it includesdefinitions, review questions, and a CD-ROM with video clips thatreinforce the topics covered. The CD-ROM also contains a LaboratoryManual with homework and programming assignments in VRML and Java3D, as follows:
The Second Edition will serve as a state-of-the-art resource forboth undergraduate and graduate students in engineering, computerscience, and other disciplines.
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