Text covers sets and mappings, vector spaces, matrices, linear functionals, other basics; plus linear programming, Tchebychev approximations, more. Ideal introduction for undergraduates; reference for theoretical, applied mathematicians. Problems and exercises.
19 papers presented by international experts give a state-of-the-art survey of the relevant problems and issues in modeling, CAD/CAM, scientific visualization, and computational geometry. The following topics are treated: • surface design and fairing • subdivision schemes • variational design • NURBS • reverse engineering • physically-based modelling • medical imaging
Experts from university and industry are presenting new technologies for solving industrial problems and giving many important and practicable impulses for new research. Topics explored include NURBS, product engineering, object oriented modelling, solid modelling, surface interrogation, feature modelling, variational design, scattered data algorithms, geometry processing, blending methods, smoothing and fairing algorithms, spline conversion. This collection of 24 articles gives a state-of-the-art survey of the relevant problems and issues in geometric modelling.
Blackness is a prized commodity in American pop culture. Marketed to white consumers, it invites whites to view themselves in a mirror of racial difference, while remaining “wholly” white. From sports to literature, film, and music to investigative journalism, Eric Lott reveals the hidden dynamics of this self-and-other racial mirroring.
One hundred years after the publication of Looking Backward, Bellamy remains a controversial figure in American literary and social history. The collection of essays in this volume, commemorating the novel's appearance in 1888, attests to his continued importance.