Description 
xv, 407 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm 
Contents 
Machine derived contents note: Computer Graphics Hardware.  Computer Graphics SoftwareStandards.  TwoDimensional Coordinate Geometry.  TwoDimensional Viewing Operations.  ThreeDimensional Coordinate Geometry.  Data Structures for Computer Graphics.  ThreeDimensional Viewing Operations.  Visual Realism.  Curves.  Surfaces.  Solid Modeling.  General Engineering Applications.  Appendices.  References.  Index 
Summary 
Computer graphics and geometric modeling play a fundamental role in instruction for engineering design. It is an acknowledged fact that the computer is needed for data storage and numerical processing. Computeraided modeling, on the other hand, strengthens the engineer's ability to think through a design, because it eases the process of establishing both conceptual tradeoffs at the preliminary design stage, and the choice of parts to bracket a specific design. Computer graphics allows a full description of an engineering component to be stored in a CAD system This captures both the visual and quantitative aspects of object creation. Geometric modeling describes an object by means of mathematical and abstract relationships, and focuses on the efficient computer representation of geometry. Both are integral parts of the engineering education process. This textbook teaches the basic principles and techniques of computer graphics and geometric modeling from the point of view of engineering applications. The text is, therefore, aimed for engineers, although some generic computer graphics topics are also covered, since they are needed as background information essential to an overall understanding of the material. It is designed as a one or twosemester course at the junior, senior, or graduate levels 
Notes 
Includes bibliographical references and index 
Bibliography 
Includes bibliographical references (pages [401]404) and index 
Subject 
Computer graphics.


Computeraided design.


Engineering models  Data processing.


Mathematical models.

LC no. 
92036055 
ISBN 
0471514179 

0471599603 (International edition) 
