A Dynamic Programming Approach to Curves and Surfaces for Geometric Modeling
- Ron Goldman, Sun Microsystems, Inc., Santa Clara, California, U.S.A.
Pyramid Algorithms presents a unique approach to understanding, analyzing, and computing the most common polynomial and spline curve and surface schemes used in computer-aided geometric design, employing a dynamic programming method based on recursive pyramids.The recursive pyramid approach offers the distinct advantage of revealing the entire structure of algorithms, as well as relationships between them, at a glance. This book-the only one built around this approach-is certain to change the way you think about CAGD and the way you perform it, and all it requires is a basic background in calculus and linear algebra, and simple programming skills.
mechanical engineers, computer scientists, and applied mathematicians; researchers and developers in geometric modeling, computer graphics, and computer-aided geometric design; practitioners in industry who design and implement computer-aided design and computer graphics software; theoreticians in academia interested in exploring and extending the foundations of geometric modeling and computer graphics.