Curve and surface interpolation and approximation: Knowledge unit and software tool

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Conference Proceeding

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This paper describes a knowledge unit and the use of a software tool, DesignMentor, for teaching a very challenging topic in computer graphics and visualization, namely: curve and surface interpolation and approximation. Topics include global and local interpolation, global approximation, and curve network interpolation. For the past six years, a junior-level course has successfully used this approach. Copyright 2004 ACM.

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SIGCSE Bulletin (Association for Computing Machinery, Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education)