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Tensor Product B-spline Mesh Generation for Accurate Surface Visualizations in the NIST Digital Library of Mathematical Functions

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Author(s)

Bonita V. Saunders, Qiming Wang

Abstract

We discuss the use of tensor product B-spline meshes to design accurate three dimensional graphs of high level mathematical functions for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Digital Library of Mathematical Functions. The graph data is placed inside a web based format such as VRML (Virtual Reality Modeling Language) or X3D (Extensible 3D) to create an interactive visualization environment where users can carefully examine complicated function attributes such as zeros, branch cuts, poles and other singularities. We describe the grid generation technique and its effectiveness for creating clear and informative visualizations.
Citation
Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Publisher Info
Springer, New York, NY

Keywords

B-spline, digital library, mesh generation, visualization

Citation

Saunders, B. and Wang, Q. (2010), Tensor Product B-spline Mesh Generation for Accurate Surface Visualizations in the NIST Digital Library of Mathematical Functions, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer, New York, NY, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=901114 (Accessed April 22, 2024)
Created February 12, 2010, Updated February 19, 2017