by Gerald Farin Curves and Surfaces for CAGD: A Practical Guide provides a unified Please send email with suggestions / corrections to [email protected] Curves and Surfaces for CAGD: A Practical Guide (The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Computer Graphics) [Gerald Farin] on *FREE* shipping on. Curves and Surfaces for CAGD, Fourth Edition: A Practical Guide (Computer Science Professor Gerald Farin currently teaches in the computer science and .

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Professor Gerald Farin currently teaches in the computer science and engineering department at Arizona State University. He received his doctoral degree in mathematics from the University of Braunschweig, Germany, in Farin has authored and edited several books and papers, and he is editor-in-chief of Computer Aided Geometric Design. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? The authors informal style makes this book very reader-friendly, and the IBM disk included in the back of the book will allow the user to gain first-hand experience with the concepts as they are explained.

This book focuses on Bezier and B-spline methods for curves, rational Bezier and B-spline curves, geometric continuity, spline interpolation, and Coons methods. In this Fourth Edition, the content has been thoroughly revised and updated to include a newchapter on recursive subdivision, new material on nonrectangular topology, surface faceting, stereo lithography, and new sections on triangulations and scattered data interpolants. The disk provided in the back of the book has also been updated to include all of the data sets and the C code used in the book.

Covers tensor product Bezier surfaces Includes a chapter on recursive subdivisions Incorporates new material on surface faceting, stereo lithography, and nonrectangular topology Provides many C programs and data sets on the IBM disk included with the book.


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This is a beautifully illustrated use of the principles of differential geometry as it applies to practical manufacturing design problems. The book demonstrates how any engineering drawings — once only visualizable as “blocked out cubic shapes” and formerly capable of being rendered into stamps and dies only via “French Curves” — now can be easily transformed into the projections of three-dimensional parametric surfaces, where the points in the drawings are addressed individually as a triple of Euclidean coordinates on lines and surfaces in a mathematical vector space.

The author shows how an independent coordinate system, in an arbitrary vector space, is the correct language that lends itself best to mathematical explanation as well as to computer implementation of manufacturing design renderings.

Using the methodology of vector spaces, affine maps, and the technique of “piecewise linear interpolation,” he takes us step-by-step through the history of computer Aided Graphic Design CAGD. A crescendo is reached in chapter three, where he introduces the surprisingly simple algorithm of de Casteljau the acknowledged father of CAGDand as the saying goes, “the rest is history.

Actual diagrams and renderings from the Mercedes Benz design floor and a computer disk with all examples worked out, completes a tour de force at the intersection of applied and theoretical mathematics, the likes of which are unlikely to be seen again.


An excellent, in-depth treatment of the subject of representing curves and surfaces on a computer. Written in a clear expository style, it covers the mathematics and algorithms behind Bezier and related classes of curves. Contributed sections on the differential geometry of curves and surfaces provide an excellent introduction to the mathematical framework behind the algorithms.

Curves and Surfaces for CAGD, 5th Edition

Though not for the casual reader, Farin’s book is a perfect reference for the programmer or architect of computer aided design software. I recommend it highly. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? Pages with related products. See and discover other items: There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

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