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Codify: Parametric and Computational Design in Landscape Architecture

Bradley Cantrell, Adam Mekies
May 18, 2018

Codify: Parametric and Computational Design in Landscape Architecture provides a series of essays that explore what it means to use, modify and create computational tools in a contemporary design environment. Landscape architecture has a long history of innovation in the areas of computation...

The Fundamentals of C/C++ Game Programming: Using Target-based Development on SBC's

Brian Beuken
March 09, 2018

This book is aimed at giving novice coders an understanding of the methods and techniques used in professional games development. Designed to help develop and strengthen problem solving and basic C/C++ skills, it also will help to develop familiarity targeting and using fixed/restricted hardware,...

Introduction to Visual Computing: Core Concepts in Computer Vision, Graphics, and Image Processing

Aditi Majumder, M. Gopi
February 18, 2018

Introduction to Visual Computing: Core Concepts in Computer Vision, Graphics, and Image Processing covers the fundamental concepts of visual computing. Whereas past books have treated these concepts within the context of specific fields such as computer graphics, computer vision or image processing...

GPU Parallel Program Development Using CUDA

Tolga Soyata
February 16, 2018

GPU Parallel Program Development using CUDA teaches GPU programming by showing the differences among different families of GPUs. This approach prepares the reader for the next generation and future generations of GPUs. The book emphasizes concepts that will remain relevant for a long time, rather...

Image and Video Processing in the Compressed Domain

Jayanta Mukhopadhyay
January 24, 2018

As more images and videos are becoming available in compressed formats, researchers have begun designing algorithms for different image operations directly in their domains of representation, leading to faster computation and lower buffer requirements. Image and Video Processing in the Compressed...

Digital Image Processing and Analysis: Applications with MATLAB® and CVIPtools, Third Edition

Scott E Umbaugh
December 22, 2017

Digital image processing and analysis is a field that continues to experience rapid growth, with applications in many facets of our lives. Areas such as medicine, agriculture, manufacturing, transportation, communication systems, and space exploration are just a few of the application areas. This...

Handbook of Discrete and Computational Geometry, Third Edition

Csaba D. Toth, Joseph O'Rourke, Jacob E. Goodman
November 09, 2017

The Handbook of Discrete and Computational Geometry is intended as a reference book fully accessible to nonspecialists as well as specialists, covering all major aspects of both fields. The book offers the most important results and methods in discrete and computational geometry to those who use...

Generalized Barycentric Coordinates in Computer Graphics and Computational Mechanics

Kai Hormann, N. Sukumar
October 16, 2017

In Generalized Barycentric Coordinates in Computer Graphics and Computational Mechanics, eminent computer graphics and computational mechanics researchers provide a state-of-the-art overview of generalized barycentric coordinates. Commonly used in cutting-edge applications such as mesh...

A Concise Introduction to Hypercomplex Fractals

Andrzej Katunin
October 10, 2017

This book presents concisely the full story on complex and hypercomplex fractals, starting from the very first steps in complex dynamics and resulting complex fractal sets, through the generalizations of Julia and Mandelbrot sets on a complex plane and the Holy Grail of the fractal geometry – a 3D...

The Complete Guide to Blender Graphics: Computer Modeling & Animation, Fourth Edition

John M. Blain
September 26, 2017

Blender is a free and open source graphics program for computer modeling and animation incorporating Photorealstic Rendering, Realistic Materials, Character Rigging, Sculpting, UV Unwrapping, Compositing, Simulation, Camera and Object Tracking, Game Creation and Video Editing. The program is...

Genetic Algorithms for Pattern Recognition

Sankar K. Pal, Paul P. Wang
September 20, 2017

Solving pattern recognition problems involves an enormous amount of computational effort. By applying genetic algorithms - a computational method based on the way chromosomes in DNA recombine - these problems are more efficiently and more accurately solved. Genetic Algorithms for Pattern...

Digital Image Processing: An Algorithmic Approach with MATLAB

Uvais Qidwai, C.H. Chen
September 14, 2017

Avoiding heavy mathematics and lengthy programming details, Digital Image Processing: An Algorithmic Approach with MATLAB® presents an easy methodology for learning the fundamentals of image processing. The book applies the algorithms using MATLAB®, without bogging down students with syntactical...