Computational Geometry in C (Cambridge Tracts in Theoretical Computer Science)

Computational Geometry in C (Cambridge Tracts in Theoretical Computer Science)

by JosephO'Rourke (Author)

Synopsis

This is the revised and expanded 1998 edition of a popular introduction to the design and implementation of geometry algorithms arising in areas such as computer graphics, robotics, and engineering design. The basic techniques used in computational geometry are all covered: polygon triangulations, convex hulls, Voronoi diagrams, arrangements, geometric searching, and motion planning. The self-contained treatment presumes only an elementary knowledge of mathematics, but reaches topics on the frontier of current research, making it a useful reference for practitioners at all levels. The second edition contains material on several new topics, such as randomized algorithms for polygon triangulation, planar point location, 3D convex hull construction, intersection algorithms for ray-segment and ray-triangle, and point-in-polyhedron. The code in this edition is significantly improved from the first edition (more efficient and more robust), and four new routines are included. Java versions for this new edition are also available. All code is accessible from the book's Web site (http://cs.smith.edu/~orourke/) or by anonymous ftp.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 390
Edition: 2
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 13 Oct 1998

ISBN 10: 0521649765
ISBN 13: 9780521649766
Book Overview: This 1998 book explains the design of geometry algorithms, including discussion of implementation issues and working C code.

Media Reviews
'... the author does an excellent job of explaining difficult concepts in an accessible, even entertaining, manner ... If this is your field, this is your book!' Developers Review
'The balanced combination of careful descriptions, examples, algorithms and exercises makes it a pleasure to read ...'. Zentralblatt
'Anyone who wants to know what this field is all about should read this book! The book is a pleasure to read, as questions that arise naturally in the reader's mind are answered, in almost all cases, in the following paragraph. The style strikes an ideal balance between rigor and informality. Mr O'Rourke must be a wonderful teacher and I envy his students.' Miriam L. Lucian, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
This is an applied approach to fundamental concepts in computational geometry and should be read by every serious practitioner....From a pedagogical point of view, this book is an excellent choice for both undergraduate classes (perhaps with more emphasis on the implementations) and graduate classes (considering a number of the exercises) because of the extensive exercises that review, explore details, and encourage further reading. Computing Reviews
Conveys the feeling that computational geometry is interesting, exciting, important, and very active. SIGACT News
Anyone who wants to know what this field is all about should read this book!...a pleasure to read, as questions that arise naturally in the reader's mind are answered, in almost all cases, in the following paragraph. The style strikes an ideal balance between rigor and informality. Mr. O'Rourke must be a wonderful teacher and I envy his students. Siam Review
...the book is an excellent basis for a course on computational geometry; many interesting exercises and hints for further reading give suitable guidance for teachers and for students. Mathematical Reviews