The author systematically examines powerful tools including 2D and 3D animation of geometric images, transformations, shadows and colors, and then further studies more complex geometrical modeling problems related to analysis and differential equations. With over 150 stimulating exercises and problems, this text integrates traditional differential and non-Euclidean geometries with more current computer systems in a practical and user-friendly format. The book is also well-illustrated, with over 300 figures reproducible using Matlab programs.
This text greatly extends the author's previous title, "Geometry of Curves and Surfaces with Maple" (Birkhauser, 2000), and has a different focus. In addition to being applications-driven and motivated by numerous examples and exercises from real-world fields such as physics, engineering, biology, computer science, and IT, the book also contains more than 60 percent new material, including new sections with a geometric view of dynamical systems and PDEs, fractals, and surfaces-splines.
This text is an excellent classroom resource or self-study reference for undergraduate students in a variety of disciplines, engineers, computer scientists, and instructors of applied mathematics.
- Springer Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics and Technology
- Verlag: Springer / Springer New York / Springer, Berlin
- Artikelnr. des Verlages: 11981336
- Erscheinungstermin: Juli 2010
- Abmessung: 265mm x 186mm x 35mm
- Gewicht: 998g
- ISBN-13: 9780387712772
- ISBN-10: 0387712771
- Artikelnr.: 26903270
"The book is devoted to various geometrical topics as graphs of functions, transformations, curves and surfaces as well as their applications in many other disciplines. ... The book is written for a large audience of advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students, engineers and computer scientists, instructors of applied mathematics and it is an excellent textbook to be used in lectures as well as for self-study reference." (Marian Ioan Munteanu, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1206, 2011)