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Author Anand, Vera B., 1938-

Title Computer graphics and geometric modeling for engineers / Vera B. Anand
Published New York : J. Wiley, [1993]


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Description xv, 407 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Machine derived contents note: Computer Graphics Hardware. -- Computer Graphics Software--Standards. -- Two-Dimensional Coordinate Geometry. -- Two-Dimensional Viewing Operations. -- Three-Dimensional Coordinate Geometry. -- Data Structures for Computer Graphics. -- Three-Dimensional 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. Computer-aided modeling, on the other hand, strengthens the engineer's ability to think through a design, because it eases the process of establishing both conceptual trade-offs 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 two-semester 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.
Computer-aided design.
Engineering models -- Data processing.
Mathematical models.
LC no. 92036055
ISBN 0471514179
0471599603 (International edition)