Title

Generalizations of the B Spline Approximation and Their Applications to Geometric Problems in Computer Aided Designs

Date of Award

1975

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

Information Science and Technology

Advisor(s)

Steven A. Coons

Keywords

Computer applications, Sketchpad, Graphic design

Subject Categories

Library and Information Science

Abstract

Since the beginning of the 1960's, the use of graphic terminals in computer applications has proliferated steadily. The landmark development of a truly interactive graphic device is that of Sutherland's SKETCHPAD ... With the advent in computer technology, interactive graphic terminals have become more sophisticated and have been able to handle a wide variety of features and functions, such as 3-dimensional clipping, windowing, shading and hidden surface removal ... Such terminals provide more elaboration applications in all forms of computer-aided designs and they are widely used in the industries ...

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