Curves and Surfaces for Computer Graphics

  • David Salomon

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Pages 1-47
  3. Pages 49-69
  4. Pages 111-139
  5. Pages 141-173
  6. Pages 175-250
  7. Pages 251-317
  8. Pages 319-346
  9. Pages 347-361
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 363-461

About this book


Computer graphics is important in many areas including engineering design, architecture, education, and computer art and animation. This book examines a wide array of current methods used in creating real-looking objects in the computer, one of the main aims of computer graphics.

Key features:

- Good foundational mathematical introduction to curves and surfaces; no advanced math required

- Topics organized by different interpolation/approximation techniques, each technique providing useful information about curves and surfaces

- Exposition motivated by numerous examples and exercises sprinkled throughout, aiding the reader

- Includes a gallery of color images, Mathematica code listings, and sections on curves and surfaces by refinement and on sweep surfaces

- Web site maintained and updated by the author, providing readers with errata and auxiliary material

This engaging text is geared to a broad and general readership of computer science/architecture engineers using computer graphics to design objects, programmers for computer gamemakers, applied mathematicians, and students majoring in computer graphics and its applications. It may be used in a classroom setting or as a general reference.


Animation Interpolation Mathematica architecture computer computer graphics computer science

Authors and affiliations

  • David Salomon
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceCalifornia State University, NorthridgeNorthridgeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-24196-8
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-28452-1
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