Rational Algebraic Curves: A Computer Algebra Approach by J. Rafael Sendra , Franz Winkler , Sonia Pérez-Díaz
English | PDF (True) | 2008 | 273 Pages | ISBN : 3540737243 | 3.68 MB
Algebraic curves and surfaces are an old topic of geometric and algebraic investigation. They have found applications for instance in ancient and m- ern architectural designs, in number theoretic problems, in models of b- logical shapes, in error-correcting codes, and in cryptographic algorithms. Recently they have gained additional practical importance as central objects in computer-aided geometric design. Modern airplanes, cars, and household appliances would be unthinkable without the computational manipulation of algebraic curves and surfaces. Algebraic curves and surfaces combine fas- nating mathematical beauty with challenging computational complexity and wide spread practical applicability.