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Computational Geometry: Algorithms and Applications 3rd Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-3540779735
ISBN-10: 3540779736
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"An excellent introduction to the field is given here, including a general motivation and usage cases beyond simple graphics rendering or interaction." from the ACM Reviews by William Fahle, University of Texas at Dallas, USA

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 386 pages
  • Publisher: Springer; 3rd edition (April 16, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3540779736
  • ISBN-13: 978-3540779735
  • Product Dimensions: 9.7 x 8 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #101,323 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By David on March 17, 2011
Format: Hardcover
This is a very well written book and covers a wide range of computational geometry problems. It is a very good introduction/overview to computational geometry. I would have preferred more detail, specifically code examples. This is a good book to gain an understanding of the topic but not so good if you are actually trying to implement the concepts in code or make the best use existing code libraries.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Clive McCarthy on November 4, 2014
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This is a computer science textbook for undergraduates. Lots of "real world" uses for computational geometry to egg-on the unmotivated. Not so good for those that ARE already motivated.

The text glosses over basic tasks such as "whether a point lies to the left or right of a directed line" (page 4) with the expectation that some unnamed library function will do this. For me, not so. Moreover I'd would have liked to read a geometric proof of such things. The foundations are left out, yet elsewhere they waste space to give us Pythagoras' Theorem.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By EE Codewright on July 30, 2013
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It is a joy to read and review this book -- the exposition is crystal clear; the writing style is warm and engaging (not too terse and not too verbose), conveying understanding and not just stating facts, theorems, and algorithms; the graphics are great (numerous richly detailed illustrations); the topics hit the heart of computational geometry; the historical remarks help set context; and the book is beautifully typeset and printed on high quality acid free paper.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By mackster on April 8, 2014
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This is the standard text book for CG, and it nicely introduces us to a lot of concepts. But, unfortunately it is not the best book I have read. Most of the examples albeit few, does not make much sense. The algorithms discussed sometimes cannot be grasped. I often went online to read more about the subject to understand the topics. This also could mean that my grasping of the subject is low :), but that should not matter as long as the material is explained clearly.
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By B. Figares on August 16, 2012
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Beautiful book, solid contents. I learned a lot from it and had a nice time practicing with the exercises. Lots of examples and problems, a lot of interesting algorithms and techniques, every chapter is a progressive refinement of a particular idea to solve a problem expressed as geometry.

Difficulty level: make sure you know some asymptotic analysis and discrete mathematics to get the best out of it, but could be read by anyone who can code i believe (although again, he'll miss a lot of beautiful mathematics)

Again, i'm very satisfied with it.
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This book is a must to all researchers and students of the field. The algorithms are always presented in the context of an application, which makes it the more understandable. However, the authors chose to present them in a very high level of abstraction, and some of the finer details - so important in these algorithms - are only mentioned, which may pose a problem to obtaining a suitable, efficient implementation of them in a programming language.
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This book covers the concepts and algorithms concisely and hence forms a very handy reference to Computational Geometry. You could use this as the starting point for any Comp Geom application and build on that. I am pretty happy with this buy!
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