Prince of Mathematics: Carl Friedrich Gauss The author narrates the life of Carl Friedrich Gauss, the 18th century mathematician, from his prodigious childhood to his extraordinary achievements that earned him the title "Prince of Mathematics". Along the way, the author introduces her readers to a different culture, the era of small states in Germany where advancement on merits,... A=B Science is what we understand well enough to explain to a computer. Art is
everything else we do. During the past several years an important part of mathematics
has been transformed from an Art to a Science: No longer do we need to get a brilliant
insight in order to evaluate sums of binomial coe±cients, and many similar...
AI for Computer Games and Animation: A Cognitive Modeling Approach Simply put, AI for Games and Animation: A Cognitive Modeling Approach shows how video game characters can be taught to "think" for themselves. This groundbreaking title points the way for the future of intelligent gaming. While this book features formal mathematical proofs of its arguments, it also provides a worthwhile overview...
Realistic Image Synthesis Using Photon Mapping The creation of realistic three-dimensional images is central to computer graphics. Photon mapping, an extension of ray tracing, makes it possible to efficiently simulate global illumination in complex scenes. Photon mapping can simulate caustics (focused light, such as shimmering waves at the bottom of a swimming pool), diffuse inter-reflections... Spatial Augmented Reality: Merging Real and Virtual Worlds
Like virtual reality, augmented reality is becoming an emerging platform in new application areas for museums, edutainment, home entertainment, research, industry, and the art communities using novel approaches which have taken augmented reality beyond traditional eye-worn or hand-held displays.
In this book, the authors discuss spatial...
Computer Algebra and Symbolic Computation: Mathematical Methods Computer algebra is the field of mathematics and computer science that is concerned with the development, implementation, and application of algorithms that manipulate and analyze mathematical expressions. This book and the companion text, Computer Algebra and Symbolic Computation: Mathematical Methods, are an introduction to the subject that...
The Cryptoclub: Using Mathematics to Make and Break Secret Codes Join the Cryptokids as they apply basic mathematics to make and break secret codes. This book has many hands-on activities that have been tested in both classrooms and informal settings. Classic coding methods are discussed, such as Caesar, substitution, VigenÃ¨re, and multiplicative ciphers as well as the modern RSA. Math topics covered... Computer Facial Animation
This book is about computer facial models, computer-generated facial images, and facial animation. In particular, it addresses the principles of creating face models and the manipulation or control of computer-generated facial attributes. In addition, various sections in the book describe and explain the development of specific computer...
Color Imaging: Fundamentals and Applications
Color is one of the most fascinating areas to study. Color forms an integral part
of nature, and we humans are exposed to it every day. We all have an intuitive
understanding of what color is, but by studying the underlying physics, chemistry,
optics, and human visual perception, the true beauty and complexity of color can
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