This book is intended to give students at the advanced undergraduate or introductory
graduate level, and researchers in computer vision, robotics and computer
graphics, a self-contained introduction to the geometry of three-dimensional (3-
D) vision. This is the study of the reconstruction of 3-D models of objects from
This book is the result of a series of lectures on linear algebra and the geometry of multidimensional spaces given in the 1950s through 1970s by Igor R. Shafarevich at the Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics of Moscow State University.
Notes for some of these lectures were preserved in the faculty library, and these were used...
The Cambridge Workshops on Universal Access and Assistive Technology
(CWUAAT) are a series of workshops held at a Cambridge University College
every two years. This volume: “DESIGNING INCLUSIVE SYSTEMS” comes
from the 6th in this series of highly successful events. The workshops are
characterised by a single session...
Excel 2010 for Business Statistics: A Guide to Solving Practical Business Problems
helps anyone who wants to learn the basics of applying Excel’s powerful statistical
tools to their business or to their classes. If understanding statistics isn’t your
strongest suit, you are not mathematically inclined, or you are wary...
Stressing common characteristics and real applications of the most used microcontrollers, this practical guide provides readers with hands-on knowledge of how to implement three families of microcontrollers (HC11, AVR, and 8051). Unlike the rest of the ocean of literature on individual chips, Microcontrollers in Practice supplies side-by-side...
These proceedings contain the papers that were presented at the 5th International
Conference on Language and Automata Theory and Applications (LATA
2011), held in Tarragona, Spain, during May 26–31, 2011.
The scope of LATA is rather broad, including: algebraic language theory;
algorithms for semi-structured...
The objective of this book is to give an introduction to the software process improvement
field to computer science students. The well-known Capability Maturity Model Integration
(CMMI1) is used as the vehicle for software process improvement as it has become the
de facto standard2 for implementing best practice in software...
During the past decade digital imaging has significantly progressed in
all imaging areas ranging from medicine, pharmacy, chemistry, biology to
astrophysics, meteorology and geophysics. The avalanche of digitized
images produced a need for special techniques of processing and
knowledge extraction from many digital images with...
Electron magnetic resonance in the time domain has been greatly facilitated by
the introduction of novel resonance structures and better computational tools, such
as the increasingly widespread use of density-matrix formalism. This second volume
in our series, devoted both to instrumentation and computation, addresses applications
These Lecture Series in Computational Science and Engineering include the proceedings
of a Summer Program in Multi-Scale Modelling and Simulation held in
Lugano, Switzerland, between August 4th and 30th, 2003. The workshop was organized
by the ETHZ Computational Laboratory (CoLab) together with the Swiss
Center for Scientific...
Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) are on the verge of revolutionizing digital signal processing. Novel FPGA families are replacing ASICs and PDSPs for front end digital signal processing algorithms more and more. The efficient implementation of these algorithms is the main goal of this book. It starts with an overview of today's FPGA...
Humans receive the great majority of information about their environment through
sight, and at least 50% of the human brain is dedicated to vision. Vision is also a key
component for building artificial systems that can perceive and understand their environment.
Computer vision is likely to change society in many ways; for example,