Topics in Algebraic Geometry and Geometric Modeling: Workshop on Algebraic Geometry and Geometric Modeling, July 29-August 2, 2002, Vilnius University, Lithuania (Contemporary Mathematics)

by: Workshop on Algebraic Geometry and Geometric Modeling

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# Paperback: 366 pages

# Publisher: American Mathematical Society (January 2004)

# Language: English

# ISBN-10: 0821834207

# ISBN-13: 978-0821834206

Algebraic geometry and geometric modeling both deal with curves and surfaces generated by polynomial equations. Algebraic geometry investigates the theoretical properties of polynomial curves and surfaces; geometric modeling uses polynomial, piecewise polynomial, and rational curves and surfaces to build computer models of mechanical components and assemblies for industrial design and manufacture.The NSF sponsored the four-day 'Vilnius Workshop on Algebraic Geometry and Geometric Modeling', which brought together some of the top experts in the two research communities to examine a wide range of topics of interest to both fields. This volume is an outgrowth of that workshop. Included are surveys, tutorials, and research papers. In addition, the editors have included a translation of Minding's 1841 paper, 'On the determination of the degree of an equation obtained by elimination', which foreshadows the modern application of mixed volumes in algebraic geometry. The volume is suitable for mathematicians, computer scientists, and engineers interested in applications of algebraic geometry to geometric modeling.

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