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Computer Graphics

Techniques and Applications

Authors: Parslow, Robert D.

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About four or five years ago one began to hear about the enormous interest being taken in on-line consoles and displays. Nothing much was done with them, but computer men felt that this was the way computing ought to go: one might dispense with cards, and overcome many of the problems of man-machine communication. It quickly appeared that, as with computers, there had been a great underĀ­ estimation of the amount of work involved, of the difficulties of programming, and of the cost. So it began to emerge that graphics was not the ultimate answer, in spite of superb demonstrations where one might watch a square being converted into a cube and then rotated. But my mind goes back to 1951 and the first computers. There, there were demonstrations of arithmetic speed and storage facility; but not much idea of actual use. However, we now understand how to use computers, and in the last year or two, significant developments in the field of graphics have led to genuine applications, and economic benefits. The equipment is still expensive, but it is becoming cheaper, more uses are being found, and f believe that we are just at the stage when the subject is gaining momentum, to become, like computers, a field of immense importance.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

Table of contents (20 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Computer Graphics
Book Subtitle
Techniques and Applications
Authors
Copyright
1969
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Plenum Publishing Company Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4684-8586-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4684-8586-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4684-8588-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 234
Number of Illustrations
31 b/w illustrations
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