Chapter 13

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Scientific Visualization

Scientists, engineers, and mathematicians have always used available computer graphics to visualize models of physical systems as well as of abstract concepts. Although computer models on a 2D screen can enable a user to see things that otherwise might not be readily visible, sometimes there is just more intuition to be had with a physical model that can be touched and manipulated. In this chapter we will talk about some early adopters who are using 3D printing to visualize scientific and mathematical concepts.

Chapter 12 talked about using printers in a classroom generally; this chapter covers 3D models intended ...

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