Fall 2022 - MATH 130 D400

Geometry for Computer Graphics (3)

Class Number: 4164

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
    SRYC 3090, Surrey

    Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
    SRYC 3090, Surrey

  • Prerequisites:

    Pre-Calculus 12 or Foundations of Mathematics 12 (or equivalent) with a grade of at least B, or MATH 100 with a grade of at least C.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

An introductory course in the application of geometry and linear algebra principles to computer graphical representation. Vector and matrix algebra, two and three dimensional transformations, homogeneous coordinates, perspective geometry. Quantitative.

COURSE DETAILS:

The aim of this course is to introduce students to the practical application of mathematical methods to computer graphics representation. While the emphasis is on the mathematical language embedded within computer code, routines and objects rather than on the provision of specific algorithms, every attempt will be made to connect the subject material to applications in disciplines other than mathematics.

This class covers many of the mathematical concepts which form the basis of modern computer graphics. We will begin with mathematical descriptions of place by reviewing trigonometry and polar coordinates and introducing vectors and their applications in two and three dimensions. Next we learn about transformations both as functions of multiple variables and using matrices. Special attention will be paid to homogeneous coordinates and perspective. Finally we use concepts from calculus to understand motion and interpolation. This includes space curves, derivatives and tangents as well as constructing parabolic motion via integration. We will learn about linear interpolants and Bezier curves. Fractals and their use in design and landscape generation will be covered if time permits.

Grading

  • Weekly online assignments using Mobius 15%
  • Weekly journal 10%
  • Weekly group assignments 20%
  • Unit Test I 10%
  • Unit Test II 10%
  • Unit Test III 10%
  • Individual assignments 15%
  • Participation 10%

NOTES:

A minimum score of 30% on each of the unit tests is required to pass the class

THE INSTRUCTOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE ANY OF THE ABOVE INFORMATION.

Students should be aware that they have certain rights to confidentiality concerning the return of course papers and the posting of marks.
Please pay careful attention to the options discussed in class at the beginning of the semester.

REQUIREMENTS:

This course is delivered in person, on campus. Should public health guidelines recommend limits on in person gatherings, this course may include virtual meetings. As such, all students are recommended to have access to strong and reliable internet, the ability to scan documents (a phone app is acceptable) and access to a webcam and microphone (embedded in a computer is sufficient). 

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Course notes will be provided

Registrar Notes:

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