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From 2D to 3D: Numerical Grid Generation and the Visualization of Complex Surfaces

Published

Author(s)

Bonita V. Saunders, Qiming Wang

Abstract

The widespread use of high level mathematical functions to solve problems in the mathematical and physical sciences has led the National Institute of Standards and Technology to engage in a massive project to update and expand the National Bureau of Standard Handbook of Mathematical Functions [1]. The handbook will be disseminated on the World Wide Web as the NIST Digital Library of Mathematical Functions.A key feature of the digital library will be 3D visualization capabilities that allow a user to interactively examine the unique features of complicated mathematical functions. This paper discusses the use of grid generation techniques to facilitate the plotting of the complicated 3D surfaces that represent these higher mathematical functions.
Proceedings Title
Numerical Grid Generation in Computational Field Simulations, International Conference | 7th | | Mississippi State; ISGG
Conference Dates
September 25-28, 2000
Conference Location
British Columbia
Conference Title
Numerical Grid Generation in Computational Field Simulations

Keywords

3D clipping, grid generation, scientific visulaization, special functions, virtual reality modeling language

Citation

Saunders, B. and Wang, Q. (2000), From 2D to 3D: Numerical Grid Generation and the Visualization of Complex Surfaces, Numerical Grid Generation in Computational Field Simulations, International Conference | 7th | | Mississippi State; ISGG, British Columbia, -1, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=150792 (Accessed April 14, 2024)
Created September 1, 2000, Updated February 17, 2017