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Jim Blinn's Corner

Notation, Notation, Notation

A volume in The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Computer Graphics

Book2003

Author:

Jim Blinn

Jim Blinn's Corner

Notation, Notation, Notation

A volume in The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Computer Graphics

Book2003

 

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Jim Blinn

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The third entry in the Jim Blinn's Corner series, this is, like the others, a handy compilation of selected installments of his influential column. But here, for the first time, yo ... read full description

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    Chapter Zero - Notation: April 2002

    Pages 1-5

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    Chapter One - How to Draw a Sphere Part I, Basic Math: January 1995

    Pages 7-22

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    Chapter Two - How to Draw a Sphere Part II, Coordinate Systems: March 1995

    Pages 23-40

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    Chapter Three - How to Draw a Sphere Part III, The Hyperbolic Horizon: September 1995

    Pages 41-58

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    Chapter Four - The Truth About Texture Mapping: March 1990

    Pages 59-67

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    Chapter Five - Consider the Lowly 2 × 2 Matrix: March 1996

    Pages 69-95

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    Chapter Six - Calculating Screen Coverage: May 1996

    Pages 97-106

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    Chapter Seven - Fugue for MMX: MARCH-APRIL 1997

    Pages 107-121

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    Chapter Eight - Floating-Point Tricks: July–August 1997

    Pages 123-132

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    Chapter Nine - A Ghost in a Snowstorm: January-February 1998

    Pages 133-146

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    Chapter Ten - W Pleasure, W Fun: May – June 1998

    Pages 147-157

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    Chapter Eleven - Ten More Unsolved Problems in Computer Graphics: September-October 1998

    Pages 159-167

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    Chapter Twelve - The Cross Ratio: November-December 1998

    Pages 169-177

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    Chapter Thirteen - Inferring Transforms: May-June 1999

    Pages 179-194

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    Chapter Fourteen - How Many Different Rational Parametric Cubic Curves Are There? Part I, Inflection Points: July–August 1999

    Pages 195-206

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    Chapter Fifteen - How Many Different Rational Parametric Cubic Curves Are There? Part II, The “Same” Game: November-December 1999

    Pages 207-218

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    Chapter Sixteen - How Many Different Rational Parametric Cubic Curves Are There? Part III, The Catalog: March-April 2000

    Pages 219-229

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    Chapter Seventeen - A Bright, Shiny Future: January 2000

    Pages 231-236

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    Chapter Eighteen - Optimizing C++ Vector Expressions: July-August 2000

    Pages 237-253

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    Chapter Nineteen - Polynomial Discriminants Part I, Matrix Magic: November–December 2000

    Pages 255-267

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    Chapter Twenty - Polynomial Discriminants Part II, Tensor Diagrams: January–February 2001

    Pages 269-291

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    Chapter Twenty-one - Tensor Contraction in C++: March–April 2001

    Pages 293-309

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    Appendix

    Pages 311-313

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    Index

    Pages 315-327

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    About the Author

    Page 328

About the book

Description

The third entry in the Jim Blinn's Corner series, this is, like the others, a handy compilation of selected installments of his influential column. But here, for the first time, you get the "Director's Cut" of the articles: revised, expanded, and enhanced versions of the originals. What's changed? Improved mathematical notation, more diagrams, new solutions. What remains the same? All the things you've come to rely on: straight answers, irreverent style, and innovative thinking. This is Jim Blinn at his best - now even better.

The third entry in the Jim Blinn's Corner series, this is, like the others, a handy compilation of selected installments of his influential column. But here, for the first time, you get the "Director's Cut" of the articles: revised, expanded, and enhanced versions of the originals. What's changed? Improved mathematical notation, more diagrams, new solutions. What remains the same? All the things you've come to rely on: straight answers, irreverent style, and innovative thinking. This is Jim Blinn at his best - now even better.

Key Features

  • Features 21 expanded and updated installments of "Jim Blinn's Corner," dating from 1995 to 2001, and never before published in book form
  • Includes "deleted scenes"—tangential explorations that didn't make it into the original columns
  • Details how Blinn represented planets in his famous JPL flyby animations
  • Explores a wide variety of other topics, from the concrete to the theoretical: assembly language optimization for parallel processors, exotic usage of C++ template instantiation, algebraic geometry, a graphical notation for tensor contraction, and his hopes for a future world
  • Features 21 expanded and updated installments of "Jim Blinn's Corner," dating from 1995 to 2001, and never before published in book form
  • Includes "deleted scenes"—tangential explorations that didn't make it into the original columns
  • Details how Blinn represented planets in his famous JPL flyby animations
  • Explores a wide variety of other topics, from the concrete to the theoretical: assembly language optimization for parallel processors, exotic usage of C++ template instantiation, algebraic geometry, a graphical notation for tensor contraction, and his hopes for a future world

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ISBN

978-1-55860-860-3

Language

English

Published

2003

Copyright

Copyright © 2003 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved

Imprint

Morgan Kaufmann

Authors

Jim Blinn