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Vector Analysis for Computer Graphics

Authors: Vince, John

  • Provides readers with a comprehensive introduction to vector analysis
  • Includes over 100 worked examples to solve a wide range of geometric problems
  • Shows why vectors are so useful and how to develop analytical skills in manipulating vector algebra
  • Richly illustrated with 150 full-colour diagrams
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About this Textbook

This second edition has been completely restructured, resulting in a compelling description of vector analysis from its first appearance as a byproduct of Hamilton’s quaternions to the use of vectors in solving geometric problems.  The result provides readers from different backgrounds with a complete introduction to vector analysis. The author shows why vectors are so useful and how it is possible to develop analytical skills in manipulating vector algebra.

Using over 150 full-colour illustrations, the author demonstrates in worked examples how this relatively young branch of mathematics has become a powerful and central tool in describing and solving a wide range of geometric problems. These may be in the form of lines, surfaces and volumes, which may touch, collide, intersect, or create shadows upon complex surfaces.

The book is divided into eleven chapters covering the history of vector analysis, linear equations, vector algebra, vector products, differentiating vector-valued functions, vector differential operators, tangent and normal vectors, straight lines, planes, intersections and rotating vectors. The new chapters are about the history, differentiating vector-valued functions, differential operators and tangent and normal vectors.  The original chapters have been reworked and illustrated.

About the authors

Professor John Vince began working in computer graphics at Middlesex Polytechnic in 1968. His research activities centered on computer animation software and resulted in the PICASO and PRISM animation systems. Whilst at Middlesex, he designed the UK’s first MSc course in Computer Graphics and developed a popular program of short courses in computer animation for television designers. In 1986 he joined Rediffusion Simulation as a Research Consultant and worked on the development of real-time computer systems for commercial flight simulators. In 1992 he was appointed Chief Scientist of Thomson Training Simulation Ltd. In 1995 he was appointed Professor of Digital Media at the National Centre for Computer Animation at Bournemouth University and in 1999 he was made Head of Academic Group for Computer Animation. He was awarded a DSc by Brunel University in recognition of his work in computer graphics. He has written and edited over 45 books on computer graphics, computer animation, computer science and virtual reality, including the following Springer titles:

• Mathematics for Computer Graphics, 5th edition (2017)

• Calculus for Computer Graphics, 2nd edition (2019)

• Imaginary Mathematics for Computer Science, (2018)

• Foundation Mathematics for Computer Science, 2nd edition (2015)

• Matrix Transforms for Computer Games and Animation (2012)

• Expanding the Frontiers of Visual Analytics and Visualization (2012)

• Quaternions for Computer Graphics (2011)

• Rotation Transforms for Computer Graphics (2011)

• Geometric Algebra: An Algebraic System for Computer Animation and Games (2009)

• Geometric Algebra for Computer Graphics (2008)

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eBook 53,49 €
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  • Due: July 24, 2021
  • ISBN 978-1-4471-7505-6
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  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover 67,59 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • Due: July 24, 2021
  • ISBN 978-1-4471-7504-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Vector Analysis for Computer Graphics
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London Ltd., part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-7505-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-7505-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4471-7504-9
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XI, 249
Number of Illustrations
141 b/w illustrations
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