Publisher: | Academic Press |

Categories: | Academic Press , Using |

Author: | John M. Snyder |

Edition: | 1 |

ISBN-10: | 0126540403 |

ISBN-13: | 9780126540406 |

Pages: | 336 |

Published: | Jul 01 1992 |

Posted: | Jun 30 2016 |

Language: | English |

Book format: | |

Book size: | 15.5 MB |

Offers a new and symbolic approach to geometric modelling which addresses the problem of how to build shape-defining parametric functions. Operators include arithmetic operators, vector and matrix operators, and integration, differentiation, constraint solution, and global optimization.

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