Descript 
xvi, 232 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm 
Contents 
Introduction  Complex numbers  Vectors  Matrices  Quaternions  Multivectors  Rotation transforms in the plane  Frames of reference in the plane  Rotation transforms in space  Frames of reference in space  Quaternion transforms in space  Bivector rotors  Conclusion. 
Note 
"Rotation transforms are used everywhere in computer graphics from rotating pictures in editing software, to providing an arbitrary view of a 3D virtual environment. Although the former is a trivial operation, the latter can be a challenging task. Rotation Transforms for Computer Graphics covers a wide range of mathematical techniques used for rotating points and frames of reference in the plane and 3D space. It includes many worked examples and over 100 illustrations that make it essential reading for students, academics, researchers and professional practitioners. The book includes introductory chapters on complex numbers, matrices, quaternions and geometric algebra, and further chapters on how these techniques are employed in 2D and 3D computer graphics. In particular, matrix and bivector transforms are developed and evaluated to rotate points in a fixed frame of reference, and vice versa"P. [4] of cover. 
ISBN 
9780857291547 (eISBN) 
