Implicit Curves and Surfaces: Mathematics, Data Structures and Algorithms

4 avg rating
( 1 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781848824058: Implicit Curves and Surfaces: Mathematics, Data Structures and Algorithms

Implicit objects have gained increasing importance in geometric modeling, visualisation, animation, and computer graphics, because their geometric properties provide a good alternative to traditional parametric objects. This book presents the mathematics, computational methods and data structures, as well as the algorithms needed to render implicit curves and surfaces, and shows how implicit objects can easily describe smooth, intricate, and articulatable shapes, and hence why they are being increasingly used in graphical applications.

Divided into two parts, the first introduces the mathematics of implicit curves and surfaces, as well as the data structures suited to store their sampled or discrete approximations, and the second deals with different computational methods for sampling implicit curves and surfaces, with particular reference to how these are applied to functions in 2D and 3D spaces.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

Implicit techniques are a powerful tool that make it easier to describe smooth, intricate, and articulatable shapes via blending and solid geometry, and are becoming the technique of choice in an increasing number of graphics applications.

The mathematics, computational methods and data structures, as well as the algorithms required to render implicit curves and surfaces form the central theme of this book. The increasing importance of implicit objects in geometric modelling stems from the advantages these give over traditional modelling methods; the use of implicit techniques can help simplify complex actions such as point membership classification, which enables the detection of collisions in virtual environments and computer game scenarios.

Graduate students, researchers and developers in computer graphics, geometric modelling, virtual reality and computer games will find this an excellent resource and reference source for modelling and rendering complex geometric objects. The book can also be used as a core textbook for graduate level courses on implicit geometric modelling.

Review:

From the reviews:

“The book does contain many algorithm examples and ... graphics examples, as well as a scattering of data structures but it would have benefited greatly from a chapter devoted entirely to graphics programming. ... A computer graphics specialist who needs to learn how to actually implement the various algorithms would need to look elsewhere. ... This book would be ideal as an introduction to the field for a beginning researcher, or for a graphics specialist who wants ... introductory information on a particular algorithm.” (Alasdair McAndrew, ACM Computing Reviews, December, 2009)

“The book consist of eleven chapters organized in four parts and can be seen as a self-contained tool for graduate students, researchers, and interested practitioners from industry, regarding the usage of implicit curves and surfaces for computer graphics, geometric modelling, computer games etc. ... The book ends with a rich reference section containing more than 400 papers, enforcing the idea that this work represents a valuable source for the reader.” (Mirel Cosulschi, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1190, 2010)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Gomes, Abel, Voiculescu, Irina, Jorge, Joaquim, Wyvill, Brian, Galbraith, Callum
Published by Springer
ISBN 10: 184882405X ISBN 13: 9781848824058
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Academic Book Solutions
(Medford, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Springer. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. New, unread, and unused. Bookseller Inventory # ABS-1194-1088

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 71.46
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Abel J.P. Gomes, Irina Voiculescu, J. Jorge
Published by Springer London Ltd, United Kingdom (2009)
ISBN 10: 184882405X ISBN 13: 9781848824058
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Springer London Ltd, United Kingdom, 2009. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 2nd Printing.. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Implicit objects have gained increasing importance in geometric modeling, visualisation, animation, and computer graphics, because their geometric properties provide a good alternative to traditional parametric objects. This book presents the mathematics, computational methods and data structures, as well as the algorithms needed to render implicit curves and surfaces, and shows how implicit objects can easily describe smooth, intricate, and articulatable shapes, and hence why they are being increasingly used in graphical applications. Divided into two parts, the first introduces the mathematics of implicit curves and surfaces, as well as the data structures suited to store their sampled or discrete approximations, and the second deals with different computational methods for sampling implicit curves and surfaces, with particular reference to how these are applied to functions in 2D and 3D spaces. Bookseller Inventory # LIE9781848824058

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 92.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

ABEL GOMES
Published by Springer (2009)
ISBN 10: 184882405X ISBN 13: 9781848824058
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Springer, 2009. Hardback. Book Condition: NEW. 9781848824058 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Bookseller Inventory # HTANDREE0310693

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 86.92
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.55
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Gomes, Abel
Published by Springer (2016)
ISBN 10: 184882405X ISBN 13: 9781848824058
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Springer, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9781848824058_lsuk

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 92.46
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.10
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Abel J.P. Gomes
Published by Springer London Ltd (2009)
ISBN 10: 184882405X ISBN 13: 9781848824058
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Springer London Ltd, 2009. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days.THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IP-9781848824058

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 93.75
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Galbraith, Callum
Published by Springer London Ltd (2009)
ISBN 10: 184882405X ISBN 13: 9781848824058
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Springer London Ltd, 2009. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our US warehouse in 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND.Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IP-9781848824058

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 91.31
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.87
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Abel J. P. Gomes, Irina Voiculescu, Joaquim Jorge, Brian Wyvill, Callum Galbraith
Published by Springer (2009)
ISBN 10: 184882405X ISBN 13: 9781848824058
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Springer, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 2009. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX184882405X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 103.46
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Gomes, Abel
Published by Springer (2017)
ISBN 10: 184882405X ISBN 13: 9781848824058
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Springer, 2017. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used! This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # 184882405X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 106.62
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Abel Gomes; Irina Voiculescu; Joaquim Jorge; Brian Wyvill; Callum Galbraith
Published by Springer (2009)
ISBN 10: 184882405X ISBN 13: 9781848824058
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Springer, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M184882405X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 110.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Abel Gomes; Irina Voiculescu; Joaquim Jorge
Published by Springer (2009)
ISBN 10: 184882405X ISBN 13: 9781848824058
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 15
Print on Demand
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Springer, 2009. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand for shipment within 3 working days. Bookseller Inventory # LP9781848824058

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 109.75
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.52
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book