Discrete and Computational Geometry

Author: Satyan L. Devadoss,Joseph O'Rourke

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400838981

Category: Mathematics

Page: 280

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Discrete geometry is a relatively new development in pure mathematics, while computational geometry is an emerging area in applications-driven computer science. Their intermingling has yielded exciting advances in recent years, yet what has been lacking until now is an undergraduate textbook that bridges the gap between the two. Discrete and Computational Geometry offers a comprehensive yet accessible introduction to this cutting-edge frontier of mathematics and computer science. This book covers traditional topics such as convex hulls, triangulations, and Voronoi diagrams, as well as more recent subjects like pseudotriangulations, curve reconstruction, and locked chains. It also touches on more advanced material, including Dehn invariants, associahedra, quasigeodesics, Morse theory, and the recent resolution of the Poincaré conjecture. Connections to real-world applications are made throughout, and algorithms are presented independently of any programming language. This richly illustrated textbook also features numerous exercises and unsolved problems. The essential introduction to discrete and computational geometry Covers traditional topics as well as new and advanced material Features numerous full-color illustrations, exercises, and unsolved problems Suitable for sophomores in mathematics, computer science, engineering, or physics Rigorous but accessible An online solutions manual is available (for teachers only). To obtain access, please e-mail: [email protected]

Handbook of Discrete and Computational Geometry, Third Edition

Author: Csaba D. Toth,Joseph O'Rourke,Jacob E. Goodman

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351645919

Category: Computers

Page: 1928

View: 3928

The Handbook of Discrete and Computational Geometry is intended as a reference book fully accessible to nonspecialists as well as specialists, covering all major aspects of both fields. The book offers the most important results and methods in discrete and computational geometry to those who use them in their work, both in the academic world—as researchers in mathematics and computer science—and in the professional world—as practitioners in ?elds as diverse as operations research, molecular biology, and robotics. Discrete geometry has contributed signi?cantly to the growth of discrete mathematics in recent years. This has been fueled partly by the advent of powerful computers and by the recent explosion of activity in the relatively young ?eld of computational geometry. This synthesis between discrete and computational geometry lies at the heart of this Handbook. A growing list of application fields includes combinatorial optimization, computer-aided design, computer graphics, crystallography, data analysis, error-correcting codes, geographic information systems, motion planning, operations research, pattern recognition, robotics, solid modeling, and tomography.

Discrete and Computational Geometry

Papers from the DIMACS Special Year

Author: Jacob E. Goodman,Richard D. Pollack,William L. Steiger

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 9780821871010

Category: Mathematics

Page: 378

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The first DIMACS special year, held during 1989-1990, was devoted to discrete and computational geometry. More than 200 scientists, both long- and short-term visitors, came to DIMACS to participate in the special year activities. Among the highlights were six workshops at Rutgers and Princeton Universities that defined the focus for much of the special year. The workshops addressed the following topics: geometric complexity, probabilistic methods in discrete and computational geometry, polytopes and convex sets, arrangements, and algebraic and practical issues in geometric computation. This volume presents some of the results growing out of the workshops and the special year activities. Containing both survey articles and research papers, this collection presents an excellent overview of significant recent progress in discrete and computational geometry. The diversity of these papers demonstrate how geometry continues to provide a vital source of ideas in theoretical computer science and discrete mathematics as well as fertile ground for interaction and simulation between the two disciplines.

Handbook of Discrete and Computational Geometry, Third Edition

Author: Csaba D. Toth,Joseph O'Rourke,Jacob E. Goodman

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498711421

Category: Computers

Page: 1928

View: 4081

The Handbook of Discrete and Computational Geometry is intended as a reference book fully accessible to nonspecialists as well as specialists, covering all major aspects of both fields. The book offers the most important results and methods in discrete and computational geometry to those who use them in their work, both in the academic world—as researchers in mathematics and computer science—and in the professional world—as practitioners in ?elds as diverse as operations research, molecular biology, and robotics. Discrete geometry has contributed signi?cantly to the growth of discrete mathematics in recent years. This has been fueled partly by the advent of powerful computers and by the recent explosion of activity in the relatively young ?eld of computational geometry. This synthesis between discrete and computational geometry lies at the heart of this Handbook. A growing list of application fields includes combinatorial optimization, computer-aided design, computer graphics, crystallography, data analysis, error-correcting codes, geographic information systems, motion planning, operations research, pattern recognition, robotics, solid modeling, and tomography.

New Trends in Discrete and Computational Geometry

Author: Janos Pach

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642580432

Category: Mathematics

Page: 340

View: 7206

Discrete and computational geometry are two fields which in recent years have benefitted from the interaction between mathematics and computer science. The results are applicable in areas such as motion planning, robotics, scene analysis, and computer aided design. The book consists of twelve chapters summarizing the most recent results and methods in discrete and computational geometry. All authors are well-known experts in these fields. They give concise and self-contained surveys of the most efficient combinatorical, probabilistic and topological methods that can be used to design effective geometric algorithms for the applications mentioned above. Most of the methods and results discussed in the book have not appeared in any previously published monograph. In particular, this book contains the first systematic treatment of epsilon-nets, geometric tranversal theory, partitions of Euclidean spaces and a general method for the analysis of randomized geometric algorithms. Apart from mathematicians working in discrete and computational geometry this book will also be of great use to computer scientists and engineers, who would like to learn about the most recent results.

Discrete and Computational Geometry

The Goodman-Pollack Festschrift

Author: Boris Aronov,Saugata Basu,Janos Pach,Micha Sharir

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642555667

Category: Mathematics

Page: 853

View: 1497

An impressive collection of original research papers in discrete and computational geometry, contributed by many leading researchers in these fields, as a tribute to Jacob E. Goodman and Richard Pollack, two of the ‘founding fathers’ of the area, on the occasion of their 2/3 x 100 birthdays. The topics covered by the 41 papers provide professionals and graduate students with a comprehensive presentation of the state of the art in most aspects of discrete and computational geometry, including geometric algorithms, study of arrangements, geometric graph theory, quantitative and algorithmic real algebraic geometry, with important connections to algebraic geometry, convexity, polyhedral combinatorics, the theory of packing, covering, and tiling. The book serves as an invaluable source of reference in this discipline.

Combinatorial and Computational Geometry

Author: Jacob E. Goodman,Janos Pach,Emo Welzl

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521848626

Category: Computers

Page: 616

View: 4439

This 2005 book deals with interest topics in Discrete and Algorithmic aspects of Geometry.

Advances in Discrete and Computational Geometry

Proceedings of the 1996 AMS-IMS-SIAM Joint Summer Research Conference, Discrete and Computational Geometry--Ten Years Later, July 14-18, 1996, Mount Holyoke College

Author: Bernard Chazelle,Jacob E. Goodman,Richard Pollack

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 0821806742

Category: Mathematics

Page: 463

View: 8196

This volume is a collection of refereed expository and research articles in discrete and computational geometry written by leaders in the field. Articles are based on invited talks presented at the AMS-IMS-SIAM Summer Research Conference, ``Discrete and Computational Geometry: Ten Years Later'', held in 1996 at Mt. Holyoke College (So. Hadley, MA). Topics addressed range from tilings, polyhedra, and arrangements to computational topology and visibility problems. Included are papers on the interaction between real algebraic geometry and discrete and computational geometry, as well as on linear programming and geometric discrepancy theory.

Invariant Methods in Discrete and Computational Geometry

Proceedings of the Curaçao Conference, 13–17 June, 1994

Author: Neil L. White

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401584028

Category: Computers

Page: 328

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Invariant, or coordinate-free methods provide a natural framework for many geometric questions. Invariant Methods in Discrete and Computational Geometry provides a basic introduction to several aspects of invariant theory, including the supersymmetric algebra, the Grassmann-Cayler algebra, and Chow forms. It also presents a number of current research papers on invariant theory and its applications to problems in geometry, such as automated theorem proving and computer vision. Audience: Researchers studying mathematics, computers and robotics.

Surveys on Discrete and Computational Geometry

Twenty Years Later : AMS-IMS-SIAM Joint Summer Research Conference, June 18-22, 2006, Snowbird, Utah

Author: Jacob E. Goodman

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 0821842390

Category: Mathematics

Page: 556

View: 4367

This volume contains nineteen survey papers describing the state of current research in discrete and computational geometry as well as a set of open problems presented at the 2006 AMS-IMS-SIAM Summer Research Conference Discrete and Computational Geometry--Twenty Years Later, held in Snowbird, Utah, in June 2006. Topics surveyed include metric graph theory, lattice polytopes, the combinatorial complexity of unions of geometric objects, line and pseudoline arrangements, algorithmic semialgebraic geometry, persistent homology, unfolding polyhedra, pseudo-triangulations, nonlinear computational geometry, $k$-sets, and the computational complexity of convex bodies.

Discrete and Computational Geometry and Graphs

16th Japanese Conference, JCDCGG 2013, Tokyo, Japan, September 17-19, 2013, Revised Selected Papers

Author: Jin Akiyama,Hiro Ito,Toshinori Sakai

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319132873

Category: Computers

Page: 191

View: 5605

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the 16th Japanese Conference on Discrete and computational Geometry and Graphs, JDCDGG 2013, held in Tokyo, Japan, in September 2013. The total of 16 papers included in this volume was carefully reviewed and selected from 58 submissions. The papers feature advances made in the field of computational geometry and focus on emerging technologies, new methodology and applications, graph theory and dynamics.

Computational Geometry

Algorithms and Applications

Author: Mark de Berg

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540779736

Category: Computers

Page: 386

View: 2195

This introduction to computational geometry focuses on algorithms. Motivation is provided from the application areas as all techniques are related to particular applications in robotics, graphics, CAD/CAM, and geographic information systems. Modern insights in computational geometry are used to provide solutions that are both efficient and easy to understand and implement.

Differential Geometry and Topology, Discrete and Computational Geometry

Author: Mohamed Boucetta,J.-M. Morvan

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 158603507X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 373

View: 434

The aim of this volume is to give an introduction and overview to differential topology, differential geometry and computational geometry with an emphasis on some interconnections between these three domains of mathematics. The chapters give the background required to begin research in these fields or at their interfaces. They introduce new research domains and both old and new conjectures in these different subjects show some interaction between other sciences close to mathematics. Topics discussed are; the basis of differential topology and combinatorial topology, the link between differential geometry and topology, Riemanian geometry (Levi-Civita connextion, curvature tensor, geodesic, completeness and curvature tensor), characteristic classes (to associate every fibre bundle with isomorphic fiber bundles), the link between differential geometry and the geometry of non smooth objects, computational geometry and concrete applications such as structural geology and graphism.

Discrete and Computational Geometry

Japanese Conference, JCDCG 2004, Tokyo, Japan, October 8-11, 2004

Author: Jin Akiyama,Mikio Kano,Xuehou Tan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783540304678

Category: Computers

Page: 213

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Computational Geometry

An Introduction

Author: Franco P. Preparata,Michael I. Shamos

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461210984

Category: Mathematics

Page: 398

View: 7487

From the reviews: "This book offers a coherent treatment, at the graduate textbook level, of the field that has come to be known in the last decade or so as computational geometry. ... ... The book is well organized and lucidly written; a timely contribution by two founders of the field. It clearly demonstrates that computational geometry in the plane is now a fairly well-understood branch of computer science and mathematics. It also points the way to the solution of the more challenging problems in dimensions higher than two." #Mathematical Reviews#1 "... This remarkable book is a comprehensive and systematic study on research results obtained especially in the last ten years. The very clear presentation concentrates on basic ideas, fundamental combinatorial structures, and crucial algorithmic techniques. The plenty of results is clever organized following these guidelines and within the framework of some detailed case studies. A large number of figures and examples also aid the understanding of the material. Therefore, it can be highly recommended as an early graduate text but it should prove also to be essential to researchers and professionals in applied fields of computer-aided design, computer graphics, and robotics." #Biometrical Journal#2

Advances in Discrete and Computational Geometry

Proceedings of the 1996 AMS-IMS-SIAM Joint Summer Research Conference, Discrete and Computational Geometry--Ten Years Later, July 14-18, 1996, Mount Holyoke College

Author: Bernard Chazelle,Jacob E. Goodman,Richard Pollack

Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9780821806746

Category: Mathematics

Page: 463

View: 4191

This volume is a collection of refereed expository and research articles in discrete and computational geometry written by leaders in the field. Articles are based on invited talks presented at the AMS-IMS-SIAM Summer Research Conference, ""Discrete and Computational Geometry: Ten Years Later"", held in 1996 at Mt. Holyoke College (So. Hadley, MA). Topics addressed range from tilings, polyhedra, and arrangements to computational topology and visibility problems. Included are papers on the interaction between real algebraic geometry and discrete and computational geometry, as well as on linear programming and geometric discrepancy theory.

Forbidden Configurations in Discrete Geometry

Author: David Eppstein

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108423914

Category: Computers

Page: 194

View: 3259

Unifies discrete and computational geometry by using forbidden patterns of points to characterize many of its problems.

Effective Computational Geometry for Curves and Surfaces

Author: Jean-Daniel Boissonnat,Monique Teillaud

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540332596

Category: Mathematics

Page: 344

View: 4140

This book covers combinatorial data structures and algorithms, algebraic issues in geometric computing, approximation of curves and surfaces, and computational topology. Each chapter fully details and provides a tutorial introduction to important concepts and results. The focus is on methods which are both well founded mathematically and efficient in practice. Coverage includes references to open source software and discussion of potential applications of the presented techniques.

Handbook of Computational Geometry

Author: J.R. Sack,J. Urrutia

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080529684

Category: Mathematics

Page: 1075

View: 3840

Computational Geometry is an area that provides solutions to geometric problems which arise in applications including Geographic Information Systems, Robotics and Computer Graphics. This Handbook provides an overview of key concepts and results in Computational Geometry. It may serve as a reference and study guide to the field. Not only the most advanced methods or solutions are described, but also many alternate ways of looking at problems and how to solve them.

Lectures on Discrete Geometry

Author: Ji?í Matoušek

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461300398

Category: Mathematics

Page: 486

View: 7791

The main topics in this introductory text to discrete geometry include basics on convex sets, convex polytopes and hyperplane arrangements, combinatorial complexity of geometric configurations, intersection patterns and transversals of convex sets, geometric Ramsey-type results, and embeddings of finite metric spaces into normed spaces. In each area, the text explains several key results and methods.