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Handbook of Computer Aided Geometric Design by M.-S. Kim, J. Hoschek, G. Farin

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Preface

CAGD - short for Computer Aided Geometric Design - is the discipline concerned with the computational and geometric aspects of free-form curves, surfaces and volumes as they are used, for example in CAD/CAM, scientific visualization, or computer animation. CAGD started in the 1960s, going back to efforts by Citroën and Rénault in France and by Boeing and General Motors in the U.S. Emerging from unrelated parallel developments, a coherent scientific discipline began to form in the 1970s, mainly due to the 1972 conference at the University of Utah, organized by R. Barnhill and R. Riesenfeld. About ten years later, the journal CAGD was founded by R. Barnhill and W. Boehm and published by North-Holland. Since then, the field has progressed ...

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