Quaternions for Computer Graphics,2nd Edition

Quaternions for Computer Graphics
by: John Vince
Publisher Finelybook 出版社:Springer; 2nd ed. 2021 edition (September 3,2021)
Language 语言:English
pages 页数:196 pages
ISBN-10 书号:1447175085
ISBN-13 书号:9781447175087

Book Description
If you have ever wondered what quaternions are ― then look no further,John Vince will show you how simple and useful they are. This 2nd edition has been completely revised and includes extra detail on the invention of quaternions,a complete review of the text and equations,all figures are in colour,extra worked examples,an expanded index,and a bibliography arranged for each chapter.

Quaternions for Computer Graphics includes chapters on number sets and algebra,imaginary and complex numbers,the complex plane,rotation transforms,and a comprehensive description of quaternions in the context of rotation. The book will appeal to students of computer graphics,computer science and mathematics,as well as programmers,researchers,academics and professional practitioners interested in learning about quaternions.

John Vince explains in an easy-to-understand language,with the aid of useful figures,how quaternions emerged,gave birth to modern vector analysis,disappeared,and reemerged to be adopted by: the flight simulation industry and computer graphics. This book will give you the confidence to use quaternions within your every-day mathematics,and explore more advanced texts.

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