Symbolic Computation Group

David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Using symbolic-numeric techniques to deal with offsets of algebraic curves and surfaces
Laureano Gonzalez Vega, University of Cantabria, Spain
Friday, May 3, 2002, at U. of Waterloo.


Offseting is a fundamental task in Computer Aided Design which is currently not solved in an optimal way due to the fact that the offset of a rational curve or surface is no longer, in general, a rational curve and surface. It will be highlighted how the use of symbolic-numeric techniques, such as approximate implicitation, quantifier elimination, power series algorithms, etc, can be very useful to deal, in a very efficient way, with these geometric entities.


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