Describes and compares all the important mathematical methods for modeling curves, surfaces, and solids. Prepares the reader for more advanced topics, such as 3D modeling, CAD/CAM, animation, and scientific visualization. Incorporates references throughout the text to direct the reader to more specialized treatments of the subjects. Carefully designed illustrations and exercises support each mathematical concept presented. Offers hundreds of exercises to test the readers comprehension.Mortensen, Michael E. is the author of 'Geometric Modeling', published 2006 under ISBN 9780831132989 and ISBN 0831132981.