The Essentials of CAGD

1st Edition

Gerald Farin, Dianne Hansford

A K Peters/CRC Press
Published October 25, 2000
Reference - 242 Pages
ISBN 9781568811239 - CAT# K00512

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Summary

Putting the G into CAGD, the authors provide a much-needed practical and basic introduction to computer-aided geometric design. This book will help readers understand and use the elements of computer-aided geometric design, curves and surfaces, without the mathematical baggage that is necessary only for more advanced work. Though only minimal background in mathematics is needed to understand the bookís concepts, the book covers an amazing array of topics such as Bezier and B-spline curves and their corresponding surfaces, subdivision surfaces, and NURBS (Non-Uniform Rational B-Splines). Also included are techniques such as interpolation and least squares methods.

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