Synopses & Reviews
Master the fundamentals of computer graphics with Schaum's -the high-performance study guide. It will help you cut study time, home problem-solving skills, and achieve your personal best on exams! Students love Schaum's Outlines because they produce results. Each year, hundreds of thousands of students improve their test scores and final grades with these indispensable study guides. Get the edge on your classmates. Use Schaum's! If you don't have a lot of time, but want to excel in class, this book helps you: *Use detailed examples to solve problems *Brush up before tests *Find answers fast *Study quickly and more effectively *Get the big picture without spending hours poring over lengthy textbooks Schaum's Outlines give you the information your teachers expect youto know in a handy and succinct format - without overwhelming you with unnecessary jargon. You get a complete overview of the subject. Plus, you get plenty of practice exercises to test your skill. Compatible with any classroom text, Schaum's let you study at your own pace and remind you of all the important facts you need to remember - fast! And Schaum's are so complete, they're perfect for preparing for graduate or professional exams. Inside, you will find: *Full coverage of Computer Graphics, from the traditional 2D to the recent 3D advances *Simplified explanations of the algorithmic aspects of image synthesis *Hundreds of solved problems in computer graphics, including step-by-step annotations *Examples and worked problems that help you master computer graphics If you want top grades and a thorough understanding of computer graphics, this powerful study tool is the best tutor you can have! Chapters include: Introduction, Image Representation, Scan Conversion, Two-Dimensional Transformations, Two-Dimensional Viewing and Clipping, Three-Dimensional Transformations, Mathematics of Projection, Three-Dimensional Viewing and Clipping, Geometric Represenation, Hidden Surfaces, Color and Shading Models, Ray Tracing, Appendixes include: Mathematics for Two-Dimensional computer Graphics, Mathematics for Three-Dimensional Computer Graphics.
This title gives examples and problems to allow students to develop and hone their computer graphics skills. There are chapters on shading models, shadow, and texture, including the Phong illumination model, and there are explanations on techniques and tools to use.
Scores of examples and problems allow students to hone their skills. Clear explanations of fundamental tasks facilitate students understanding of important concepts. New! Chapters on shading models, shadow, and textureincluding the Phong illumination modelexplain the latest techniques and tools for achieving photorealism in computer graphics.
About the Author
Zhigang Xiang (Rego Park, NY) is Associate Professor of Computer Science at Queens College and at the Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York.
Table of Contents
Two-Dimensional Viewing and Clipping.
Mathematics of Projection.
Three-Dimensional viewing and Clipping.
Color and Shading Models.
Mathematics for Two-Dimensional Computer Graphics.
Mathematics for Three-Dimensional Computer Graphics.