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: 8350

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

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: 8874

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.

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: 3774

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

Author: Satyan L. Devadoss,Joseph O'Rourke

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400838981

Category: Mathematics

Page: 280

View: 2619

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]

Discrete and Computational Geometry

Japanese Conference, JCDCG'98 Tokyo, Japan, December 9-12, 1998 Revised Papers

Author: Jin Akiyama,Mikio Kano,Masatsugu Urabe

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3540465154

Category: Mathematics

Page: 340

View: 5091

This volume consists of those papers presented at the Japan Conference on Discrete and Computational Geometry ’98. The conference was held 9-12 - cember 1998 at Tokai University in Tokyo. Close to a hundred participants from 10 countries participated. Interest in Computational Geometry surfaced among engineers in Japan - out twenty years ago, while interest in Discrete Geometry arose as a natural extension of the research of a group of graph theorists more recently. One of the goals of the conference was to bring together these two groups and to put them in contact with experts in these ?elds from abroad. This is the second conference in the series. The plan is to hold one every year and to publish the papers of the conferences every two years. The organizers thank the sponsors of the conference, namely, The Institute of Educational Development of Tokai University, Grant-in-Aid of the Ministry of Education of Japan (A.Saito;(A)10304008), Mitsubishi Research Institute, Sanada Institute of System Development, Japan Process, and Upward. They also thank especially T. Asano, D. Avis, V. Chv ́ atal, H. Imai, J. Pach, D. R- paport, M. Ruiz, J. O’Rourke, K. Sugihara, T. Tokuyama, and J. Urrutia for their interest and support.

Differential Geometry and Topology, Discrete and Computational Geometry

Author: Mohamed Boucetta,J.-M. Morvan

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 158603507X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 373

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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.

Combinatorial and Computational Geometry

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

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521848626

Category: Computers

Page: 616

View: 9773

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

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,J‡nos Pach,Richard Pollack

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 9780821857823

Category: Mathematics

Page: 556

View: 9662

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 originated as a discipline in the mid-1980s when mathematicians in the well-established field of discrete geometry and computer scientists in the (then) nascent field of computational geometry began working together on problems of common interest. The combined field has experienced a huge growth in the past twenty years, which the present volume attests to.

Twentieth Anniversary Volume: Discrete & Computational Geometry

Author: Jacob E. Goodman,János Pach,Richard Pollack

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387873635

Category: Mathematics

Page: 635

View: 6465

This commemorative book contains the 28 major articles that appeared in the 2008 Twentieth Anniversary Issue of the journal Discrete & Computational Geometry, and presents a comprehensive picture of the current state of the field. The articles in this volume, a number of which solve long-outstanding problems in the field, were chosen by the editors of DCG for the importance of their results, for the breadth of their scope, and to show the intimate connections that have arisen between discrete and computational geometry and other areas of both computer science and mathematics. Apart from the articles, the editors present an expanded preface, along with a set of photographs of groups and individuals who have played a major role in the history of the field during the past twenty years.

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: 2029

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.

Applied Geometry and Discrete Mathematics

The Victor Klee Festschrift

Author: Peter Gritzmann,Bernd Sturmfels,Victor Klee

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 9780821870839

Category: Mathematics

Page: 608

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This volume, published jointly with the Association for Computing Machinery, comprises a collection of research articles celebrating the occasion of Victor Klee's 65th birthday in September 1990. During his long career, Klee has made contributions to a wide variety of areas, such as discrete and computational geometry, convexity, combinatorics, graph theory, functional analysis, mathematical programming and optimization, and theoretical computer science. In addition, Klee made important contributions to mathematics, education, mathematical methods in economics and the decision sciences, applications of discrete mathematics in the biological and social sciences, and the transfer of knowledge from applied mathematics to industry. In honour of Klee's achievements, this volume presents more than 40 papers on topics related to Klee's research. While the majority of the papers are research articles, a number of survey articles are also included. Mirroring the breadth of Klee's mathematical contributions, this book shows how different branches of mathematics interact. It is a fitting tribute to one of the leading figures in discrete mathematics.

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.

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: 3676

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.

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: 2109

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.

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: 9780792335481

Category: Computers

Page: 328

View: 9806

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.

Handbook of Discrete and Combinatorial Mathematics

Author: Kenneth H. Rosen

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780849301490

Category: Mathematics

Page: 1408

View: 7231

The importance of discrete and combinatorial mathematics continues to increase as the range of applications to computer science, electrical engineering, and the biological sciences grows dramatically. Providing a ready reference for practitioners in the field, the Handbook of Discrete and Combinatorial Mathematics, Second Edition presents additional material on Google's matrix, random graphs, geometric graphs, computational topology, and other key topics. New chapters highlight essential background information on bioinformatics and computational geometry. Each chapter includes a glossary, definitions, facts, examples, algorithms, major applications, and references.

Polyhedral and Algebraic Methods in Computational Geometry

Author: Michael Joswig,Thorsten Theobald

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1447148177

Category: Mathematics

Page: 250

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Polyhedral and Algebraic Methods in Computational Geometry provides a thorough introduction into algorithmic geometry and its applications. It presents its primary topics from the viewpoints of discrete, convex and elementary algebraic geometry. The first part of the book studies classical problems and techniques that refer to polyhedral structures. The authors include a study on algorithms for computing convex hulls as well as the construction of Voronoi diagrams and Delone triangulations. The second part of the book develops the primary concepts of (non-linear) computational algebraic geometry. Here, the book looks at Gröbner bases and solving systems of polynomial equations. The theory is illustrated by applications in computer graphics, curve reconstruction and robotics. Throughout the book, interconnections between computational geometry and other disciplines (such as algebraic geometry, optimization and numerical mathematics) are established. Polyhedral and Algebraic Methods in Computational Geometry is directed towards advanced undergraduates in mathematics and computer science, as well as towards engineering students who are interested in the applications of computational geometry.

Lectures on Discrete Geometry

Author: Ji?í Matoušek

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387953731

Category: Mathematics

Page: 486

View: 3803

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.