The Computer Graphics Manual - Texts in Computer Science (Hardback)
  • The Computer Graphics Manual - Texts in Computer Science (Hardback)

The Computer Graphics Manual - Texts in Computer Science (Hardback)

Hardback 1496 Pages / Published: 06/10/2011
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This book presents a broad overview of computer graphics (CG), its history, and the hardware tools it employs. Covering a substantial number of concepts and algorithms, the text describes the techniques, approaches, and algorithms at the core of this field. Emphasis is placed on practical design and implementation, highlighting how graphics software works, and explaining how current CG can generate and display realistic-looking objects. The mathematics is non-rigorous, with the necessary mathematical background introduced in the Appendixes.
Features: includes numerous figures, examples and solved exercises; discusses the key 2D and 3D transformations, and the main types of projections; presents an extensive selection of methods, algorithms, and techniques; examines advanced techniques in CG, including the nature and properties of light and color, graphics standards and file formats, and fractals; explores the principles of image compression; describes the important input/output graphics devices.

Publisher: Springer London Ltd
ISBN: 9780857298850
Number of pages: 1496
Weight: 2799 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 71 mm
Edition: 2011


From the reviews:

"The book presents a broad overview of computer graphics, its history and its pioneers, and the hardware tools it employs. ... The book is presented in a very accessible fashion, with many grayscale and color illustrations, Mathematica or Matlab codes and examples with solutions. ... The book is definitely a must read for all who are interested in computer graphics in any way." (Agnieszka Lisowska, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1235, 2012)

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