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Pyramid Algorithms: A Dynamic Programming Approach to Curves and Surfaces for Geometric Modeling (Morgan Kaufmann Series in Computer Graphics and Geometric Mo)by Ron Goldman
Synopses & Reviews
Ideal as a comprehensive introduction to fundamental algorithms for basic curves and surfaces, or for a deeper understanding of entities with which readers may be familiar, this book presents a simple approach to the entire structure of algorithms.
Pottmann, Vienna University of Technology
About the Author
Ron Goldman is a researcher at Sun Microsystems Laboratories in California working on alternative software development methodologies and new software architectures inspired by biology. He has been working with open source since hacking on GDB at Lucid, Inc. back in 1992. Since 1998 he has been helping groups at Sun Microsystems understand open source and advising them on how to build successful communities around their open source projects. Prior to Sun he developed a program to generate and manipulate visual representations of complex data for use by social scientists as part of a collaboration between NYNEX Science & Technology and the Institute for Research on Learning. He has worked on programming language design, programming environments, user interface design, and data visualization. He has a PhD in computer science from Stanford University where he was a member of the robotics group.
Sun Microsystems, Inc., Santa Clara, California, U.S.A.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Foundations
Chapter 2. Lagrange Interpolation and Neville's Algorithm
Chapter 3. Hermite Interpolation and the Extended Neville Algorithm
Chapter 4. Newton Interpolation and Difference Triangles
Chapter 5. Bezier Approximation and Pascal's Triangle
Chapter 6. Blossoming
Chapter 7. B-Spline Approximation and the de Boor Algorithm
Chapter 8. Pyramid Algorithms for Multi-Sided Bezier Patches
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