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Introduction
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Bibliographic information
 Book Title Geometry of Curves and Surfaces with MAPLE

Authors
Vladimir Rovenski
 DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/9781461221289
 Copyright Information Birkhäuser Boston 2000
 Publisher Name Birkhäuser Boston
 eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
 Hardcover ISBN 9780817640743
 Softcover ISBN 9781461274254
 eBook ISBN 9781461221289
 Edition Number 1
 Number of Pages X, 310
 Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour

Topics
Geometry
Simulation and Modeling
Computer Graphics
Computer Applications
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Reviews
"I was hunting for a book that would provide a set of practical exercises for the students of a graduate course entitled 'Geometric Modeling for Computer Graphics'.... The title of [this] book sounds appealing for such a purpose.... Almost every topic you could imagine about curves and surfaces is somewhere inside: this includes common, and less common, definitions and properties (parametric and implicit form, rectangular and polar form, tangent, asymptote, envelope, normal, curvature, torsion, twist, length, center of mass, evolute and involute, pedal and podoid, etc) as well as the whole menagerie of usual, and less usual, curves and surfaces (polynomials and rational polynomials, Bsplines, Bezier, Hermite, CatmulRom, Betasplines, scalar and vector fields, polygons and polyhedra, fractals, etc).
Of course 310 pages is a bit short to present all these topics deeply, but for each of them, there is at least a definition, an example, a piece of Maple source code and the resulting figure generated by the code (note that all the code pieces can be downloaded from the author’s web page).... The index is rich enough to easily find a topic you are interested in.
To conclude, the book is clearly valuable for at least three kinds of people: first, people who are familiar with the mathematical aspect of curves and surfaces but unfamiliar with the computation and plotting possibilities providing by Maple; second, people who are familiar with Maple but unfamiliar with curves and surfaces; third, people who are unfamiliar with both topics."
— Computer Graphics Forum
"The book can be recommended to students of mathematics, engineering or computer science, who have already a basic knowledge of MAPLE and are interested in the visualizations of geometry." Zentralblatt MATH