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Jim Blinn's Corner: Notation, Notation, Notation (Morgan Kaufmann Series in Computer Graphics and Geometric Mo)

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The third entry in the Jim Blinn's Corner series, this is, like the others, a handy compilation of selected installments of his influential column. But here, for the first time, you get the "Director's Cut" of the articles: revised, expanded, and enhanced versions of the originals. What's changed? Improved mathematical notation, more diagrams, new solutions. What remains the same? All the things you've come to rely on: straight answers, irreverent style, and innovative thinking. This is Jim Blinn at his best, now even better.

Highlights

  • Features 21 expanded and updated installments of Jim Blinn's Corner, dating from 1995 to 2001, and never before published in book form
  • Includes deleted scenes?tangential explorations that didn't make it into the original columns
  • Details how Blinn represented planets in his famous JPL flyby animations
  • Explores a wide variety of other topics, from the concrete to the theoretical: assembly language optimization for parallel processors, exotic usage of C++ template instantiation, algebraic geometry, a graphical notation for tensor contraction, and his hopes for a future world

Synopsis:

Jim Blinn's Corner: Notation, Notation, Notation is the third compendium of articles selected from his award-winning column, Jim Blinn's Corner, in IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications. Here he addresses topics in mathematical notation and cubic curves, among other topics, and shares the tricks he has uncovered through years of experimentation.
  1. Easily understood explanations of difficult concepts gleaned from years of teaching interesting examples of tricky special cases that cause conventional algorithms to fail
  2. 20 perplexing topics, with solutions thoroughly illustrated in Jim's award-winning style, plus a bonus?his discussion of ten unsolved problems in computer graphics

Synopsis:

to the theoretical: assembly language optimization for parallel processors, exotic usage of C++ template instantiation, algebraic geometry, a graphical notation for tensor contraction, and his hopes for a future world

About the Author

For over three decades, eminent computer graphicist Jim Blinn has coupled his scientific knowledge and artistic abilities to foster the growth of the computer graphics field. His many contributions include the Voyager flyby animations of space missions to Jupiter, Saturn, and Uranus; The Mechanical Universe, a 52-part telecourse of animated physics; and the computer animation of Carl Sagan's PBS series Cosmos. In addition, Blinn is the recipient of the SIGGRAPH Computer Graphics Achievement Award as well as the SIGGRAPH Coons Award, and has developed many widely used graphics techniques, including bump mapping, environment mapping, and blobby modeling. In 2000, he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering. He currently works at Microsoft Research.

Table of Contents

Are There? Part II, The "Same" Game (November-December 1999)

Chapter 16 How Many Different Rational Parametric Cubic Curves Are There? Part III, The Catalog (March-April 2000)

Chapter 17 A Bright, Shiny Future (January 2000)

Chapter 18 Optimizing C++ Vector Expressions (July-August 2000)

Chapter 19 Polynomial Discriminants Part I, Matrix Magic (November-December 2000)

Chapter 20 Polynomial Discriminants Part II, Tensor Diagrams (January-February 2001)

Chapter 21 Tensor Contraction in C++ (March-April 2001)

Product Details

ISBN:
9781558608603
Author:
Blinn, Jim
Publisher:
Morgan Kaufmann Publishers
Location:
Amsterdam ; San Francisco
Subject:
Internet - General
Subject:
Computer Graphics - General
Subject:
Computer graphics
Subject:
Computer graphics -- Design.
Subject:
Graphics-General
Edition Number:
1
Series:
Morgan Kaufmann Series in Computer Graphics and Geometric Mo
Series Volume:
no. 5J02-08
Publication Date:
20020731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.25 x 7.375 in

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"Synopsis" by , Jim Blinn's Corner: Notation, Notation, Notation is the third compendium of articles selected from his award-winning column, Jim Blinn's Corner, in IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications. Here he addresses topics in mathematical notation and cubic curves, among other topics, and shares the tricks he has uncovered through years of experimentation.
  1. Easily understood explanations of difficult concepts gleaned from years of teaching interesting examples of tricky special cases that cause conventional algorithms to fail
  2. 20 perplexing topics, with solutions thoroughly illustrated in Jim's award-winning style, plus a bonus?his discussion of ten unsolved problems in computer graphics
"Synopsis" by , to the theoretical: assembly language optimization for parallel processors, exotic usage of C++ template instantiation, algebraic geometry, a graphical notation for tensor contraction, and his hopes for a future world
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