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Dave Rogers



David F. Rogers

An Introduction to NURBS, With Historical Perspective by David F. Rogers
This book is the ideal resource for anyone seeking a theoretical and practical understanding of these very important curves and surfaces. Beginning with Bezier curves, the book develops a lucid explanation of NURBS curves, then does the same for surfaces, consistently stressing important shape design properties and the capabilities of each curve and surface type. Throughout, it relies heavily on illustrations and fully worked examples that help you grasp key NURBS concepts and deftly apply them in your own work. Whether you write your own code or simply want deeper insight into how your computer graphics application works, and will enhance and extend your knowledge of these very important curves and surfaces. Extensive pseudocode is given in the book and C code is available through the above link or by clicking here.

Supplementing the lucid explanations are illuminating accounts of the history of NURBS, written by some of its most prominent figures, e.g., Robin Forrest, Rich Riesenfeld, Elaine Cohen, Tom Lyche, Ken Versprille and Lewie Knapp.

Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, 2001, ISBN 1-55860-669-6. Available from Morgan Kaufmann or Barnes & Noble.

Procedural Elements for Computer Graphics, 2nd Edition by David F. Rogers
The revision of the first edition of this classical text covers raster scan graphics, clipping, visible line and surface algorithms, and rendering including illumination models transparency, shadows, texture, ray tracing, radiosity, color and color reproduction. - McGraw-Hill, 1997, ISBN 0-07-053548-5. Available from Barnes & Noble

Mathematical Elements for Computer Graphics, 2nd Edition by David F. Rogers and J. Alan Adams
The revision of the first edition of this classical text covers two- and three-dimensional transformations, plane and space curves, and surfaces including surfaces of revolution, sweep surfaces, ruled and developable surfaces Coons surfaces, Bezier and rational and non-rational B-splines (NURBS) surfaces. Contains pseudocode. - McGraw-Hill, 1990, ISBN 0-07-053529-9. Available from Barnes & Noble

Laminar Flow Analysis by David F. Rogers
Covers classical laminar boundary layer theory including derivation of the Navier-Stokes equations, exact solutions of the Navier-Stokes equations, incompressible boundary layer theory, thermal layers and forced convection boundary layers, free convection boundary layers, compressible boundary layers and non-similiar boundary layers. Contains computer code and extensive tables of numerical results. - Cambridge University Press, 1992, ISBN 0-521-41152-1. Available directly from the author.

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