Mathematics for Computer Graphics Applications . John Vince Mathematics for Computer Graphics 3rd Edition 13 Prof. John Vince, MTech, PhD, DSc, CEng. John Vince. Mathematics for. Computer Graphics. Second Edition. With Illustrations. ~ Springer Mathematics for Computer Graphics. Indices. John Vince Mathematics for Computer Graphics. Springer ˆAVerlag London. Comninos, P. Mathematical and Computer Programming. Techniques.

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John Vince describes the evolution of the imaginary unit from the roots of quadratic and cubic equations, Hamilton's quaternions, Cayley's octonions, to Grassmann's geometric algebra. In spite of the aura of mystery that surrounds the subject, John Vince makes the subject accessible and very readable. The first two chapters cover the imaginary unit and its integration with real numbers. Chapter 3 describes how complex numbers work with matrices, and shows howto compute complex eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Chapters 4 and 5 cover Hamilton's invention of quaternions, and Cayley's development of octonions, respectively. Chapter 6 provides a brief introduction to geometric algebra, which possesses many of the imaginary qualities of quaternions, but works in space of any dimension. The second half of the book is devoted to applications of complex numbers, quaternions and geometric algebra.

John Vince explains a wide range of mathematical techniques and problem-solving strategies associated with computer games, computer animation, virtual reality, CAD and other areas of computer graphics in this completely revised and expanded fifth edition.

The first five chapters cover a general introduction, number sets, algebra, trigonometry and coordinate systems, which are employed in the following chapters on vectors, matrix algebra, transforms, interpolation, curves and patches, analytic geometry and barycentric coordinates. Following this, the reader is introduced to the relatively new topic of geometric algebra, followed by two chapters that introduce differential and integral calculus.

Finally, there is a chapter on worked examples. Professor John Vince began working in computer graphics at Middlesex Polytechnic in In he joined Rediffusion Simulation as a Research Consultant and worked on the development of real-time computer systems for commercial flight simulators.

He was awarded a DSc by Brunel University in recognition of his work in computer graphics.

He has written and edited over 40 books on computer graphics, computer animation and virtual reality, including the following Springer titles: Highly recommended for its crispness and the quality of the material.

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Covers a broad range of relevant mathematical topics, from algebra to calculus Includes over colour illustrations and scores of worked examples Takes the reader from humble introductory ideas through to some advanced concepts One of the few student texts on introductory mathematics including a chapter on geometric algebra see more benefits. Chapter 3 describes how complex numbers work with matrices, and shows howto compute complex eigenvalues and eigenvectors.

Chapters 4 and 5 cover Hamilton's invention of quaternions, and Cayley's development of octonions, respectively.

Chapter 6 provides a brief introduction to geometric algebra, which possesses many of the imaginary qualities of quaternions, but works in space of any dimension. The second half of the book is devoted to applications of complex numbers, quaternions and geometric algebra.

John Vince explains how complex numbers simplify trigonometric identities, wave combinations and phase differences in circuit analysis, and how geometric algebra resolves geometric problems, and quaternions rotate 3D vectors. There are two short chapters on the Riemann hypothesis and the Mandelbrot set, both of which use complex numbers.

Filled with lots of clear examples and useful illustrations, this compact book provides 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 he joined Rediffusion Simulation as a Research Consultant and worked on the development of real-time computer systems for commercial flight simulators. He was awarded a DSc by Brunel University in recognition of his work in computer graphics.

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