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Introduction to Computer Graphics by Marco Di Benedetto, Sumanta Pattanaik, Massimiliano Corsini, Fabio Ganovelli

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Chapter 1

What Computer Graphics Is

Computer graphics is an interdisciplinary field where computer scientists, mathematicians, physicists, engineers, artists and practitioners all gather with the common goal of opening a “window” to the “world". In the previous sentence “window” is the monitor of a computer, the display of a tablet or a smartphone or anything that can show images. The “world” is a digital model, the result of a scientific simulation, or any entity for which we can conceive a visual representation. The goal of this chapter is to provide the first basic knowledge that the reader will need through the rest of the book during the learning of how to develop his/her own interactive graphics application.

1.1 Application Domains and ...

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