2010 / xxiv + 356 pages / hardcover / ISBN: 978-0-898716-97-9 / List Price $80.00 / SIAM Member Price $56.00 / Order Code OT120
Keywords: mathematical methods for subdivision surfaces, solid modelling, surface modelling and character animation
Subdivision surfaces permit a designer to specify the approximate form of a surface defining an object and to refine and smooth the form to obtain a more useful or attractive version of the surface.
A considerable amount of mathematical theory is required to understand the characteristics of the resulting surfaces, and this book
Introduction to the Mathematics of Subdivision Surfaces is excellent preparation for reading more advanced texts that delve more deeply into special questions of regularity. The authors provide exercises and projects at the end of each chapter.
Course material, including solutions to the exercises, is available on an associated web page.
This book is written for mathematically inclined Ph.D. students in computer science and researchers with advanced graduate-level expertise.
About the Authors
Lars-Erik Andersson is Professor and former Chair of the Department of Mathematics at Linkpings Universitet, Sweden. During 1989Ð1999 he was Adjoint Director of Research at the Swedish National Defense Research Establishment. He is the author of over 60 publications in the fields of inverse problems, theory of elasticity, and computer-aided geometric design.
Neil F. Stewart is Professor and former Chair of the Department of Computer Science at the Universit de Montral. He is the author of over 40 publications in operations research and solid modelling.
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