[metapost] Re: [tex-live] mpost bugs

Laurence Finston lfinsto1 at gwdg.de
Sat Jan 22 11:47:07 CET 2005

On Sat, 22 Jan 2005, Taco Hoekwater wrote:

> If anybody knows of a good textbook on curves, shapes and other
> 2d graphics, I am very interested. My high-school math is just
> not good enough.

I strongly recommend the book I recommended recently to
Mojca Miklavec:

Jones, Huw.
_Computer Graphics through Key Mathematics_.
Springer-Verlag London Limited 2001.
ISBN 1-85233-422-3.

For a more detailed treatment, I recommend
Salomon, David.
Computer Graphics and Geometric Modeling.
Berlin 1999.
ISBN: 0-387-98682-0.

For NURBs, I recommend:
Piegl, Les and Wayne Tiller.
_The NURBS Book_.
Monographs in Visual Communications.
Berlin, Heidelberg, New York 1995 and 1997.
ISBN 3-540-61545-8 2nd. ed.
ISBN 3-540-55069-0 1st ed.

For inspiration:
Cundy, H. Martyn and A.P. Rollet.
_Mathematical Models_.
Oxford University Press.
Oxford 1961.
(One of my favorite books since childhood.)

The following is just because it's interesting.
I want to implement folding operations for 3DLDF,
but I don't know whether it will be relevant for MP.
I don't have a proper reference for this book.
The author is correct and the publisher is Dover.
I'm not completely sure about the title.

T. Sundara Row.
_Geometric Exercises in Paper-Folding_.

Hans Aberg and Martijn van Manen are two mathematicians who
have kindly answered some of my mathematical questions on the
`help-3dldf at gnu.org' mailing list.
You may find it interesting to have a look at the archives:
I'm likely to have more, and you're welcome to join the discussion,
if you wish.


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