Diagram Geometry

Related to Classical Groups and Buildings

Author: Francis Buekenhout,Arjeh M. Cohen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642344534

Category: Mathematics

Page: 594

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This book provides a self-contained introduction to diagram geometry. Tight connections with group theory are shown. It treats thin geometries (related to Coxeter groups) and thick buildings from a diagrammatic perspective. Projective and affine geometry are main examples. Polar geometry is motivated by polarities on diagram geometries and the complete classification of those polar geometries whose projective planes are Desarguesian is given. It differs from Tits' comprehensive treatment in that it uses Veldkamp's embeddings. The book intends to be a basic reference for those who study diagram geometry. Group theorists will find examples of the use of diagram geometry. Light on matroid theory is shed from the point of view of geometry with linear diagrams. Those interested in Coxeter groups and those interested in buildings will find brief but self-contained introductions into these topics from the diagrammatic perspective. Graph theorists will find many highly regular graphs. The text is written so graduate students will be able to follow the arguments without needing recourse to further literature. A strong point of the book is the density of examples.

Projective Geometry

From Foundations to Applications

Author: Albrecht Beutelspacher,Ute Rosenbaum

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521483643

Category: Mathematics

Page: 258

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A textbook on projective geometry that emphasises applications in modern information and communication science.

Generalized Voronoi Diagram: A Geometry-Based Approach to Computational Intelligence

Author: Marina L. Gavrilova

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540851259

Category: Mathematics

Page: 312

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The year 2008 is a memorial year for Georgiy Vorono (1868-1908), with a number of events in the scientific community commemorating his tremendous contribution to the area of mathematics, especially number theory, through conferences and scientific gatherings in his honor. A notable event taking place in September 2008 a joint c- ference: the 5th Annual International Symposium on Voronoi Diagrams (ISVD) and the 4th International Conference on Analytic Number Theory and Spatial Tessel- tions held in Kyiv, Georgiy Vorono ’s native land. The main ideas expressed by G. Vorono ’s through his fundamental works have influenced and shaped the key dev- opments in computation geometry, image recognition, artificial intelligence, robotics, computational science, navigation and obstacle avoidance, geographical information systems, molecular modeling, astrology, physics, quantum computing, chemical en- neering, material sciences, terrain modeling, biometrics and other domains. This book is intended to provide the reader with in-depth overview and analysis of the fundamental methods and techniques developed following G. Voronoi ideas, in the context of the vast and increasingly growing area of computational intelligence. It represents the collection of state-of-the art research methods merging the bridges between two areas: geometric computing through Voronoi diagrams and intelligent computation techniques, pushing the limits of current knowledge in the area, impr- ing on previous solutions, merging sciences together, and inventing new ways of approaching difficult applied problems.

Surveys in Combinatorics

Invited Papers for the Ninth British Combinatorial Conference 1983

Author: E. Keith Lloyd

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521275520

Category: Mathematics

Page: 256

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This volume contains the invited papers from the 1983 British Combinatorial Conference. Several distinguished mathematicians were invited to give a lecture and write a paper for the conference volume. The papers cover a broad range of combinatorial topics, including enumeration, finite geometries, graph theory and permanents.

Geometry Leveled Problems: Venn Diagram and Shape Properties

Venn Diagram and Shape Properties

Author: Linda Dacey, Ed.D.

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1480786705

Category:

Page: 4

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Differentiate problem solving in your classroom using effective, research-based strategies. This lesson focuses on solving problems related to venn diagrams and shape properties. The problem-solving mini-lesson guides teachers in how to teach differentiated lessons. The student activity sheet features a problem tiered at three levels.

The Art of City Sketching

A Field Manual

Author: Michael Abrams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136665382

Category: Architecture

Page: 312

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The Art of City Sketching: A Field Manual guides you through the laborious and sometimes complex process of sketching what you see in the built environment so that you can learn to draw what you imagine. Illustrated with hundreds of drawings by students and professionals of cityscapes around Europe and the United States, the book helps you develop your conceptual drawing skills so that you can communicate graphically to represent the built environment. Short exercises, projects, drawing tips, step-by-step demonstrations, and composition do's and don'ts make it easy for you to get out into the city and experiment in your own work. Author Michael Abrams uses his experience as a field sketching instructor, to show you that by drawing, you can discover, analyze, and comprehend the built environment.

Discrete and Computational Geometry

Author: Satyan L. Devadoss,Joseph O'Rourke

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400838981

Category: Mathematics

Page: 280

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Discrete geometry is a relatively new development in pure mathematics, while computational geometry is an emerging area in applications-driven computer science. Their intermingling has yielded exciting advances in recent years, yet what has been lacking until now is an undergraduate textbook that bridges the gap between the two. Discrete and Computational Geometry offers a comprehensive yet accessible introduction to this cutting-edge frontier of mathematics and computer science. This book covers traditional topics such as convex hulls, triangulations, and Voronoi diagrams, as well as more recent subjects like pseudotriangulations, curve reconstruction, and locked chains. It also touches on more advanced material, including Dehn invariants, associahedra, quasigeodesics, Morse theory, and the recent resolution of the Poincaré conjecture. Connections to real-world applications are made throughout, and algorithms are presented independently of any programming language. This richly illustrated textbook also features numerous exercises and unsolved problems. The essential introduction to discrete and computational geometry Covers traditional topics as well as new and advanced material Features numerous full-color illustrations, exercises, and unsolved problems Suitable for sophomores in mathematics, computer science, engineering, or physics Rigorous but accessible An online solutions manual is available (for teachers only). To obtain access, please e-mail: [email protected]

Foundations of Incidence Geometry

Projective and Polar Spaces

Author: Johannes Ueberberg

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642209726

Category: Mathematics

Page: 248

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Incidence geometry is a central part of modern mathematics that has an impressive tradition. The main topics of incidence geometry are projective and affine geometry and, in more recent times, the theory of buildings and polar spaces. Embedded into the modern view of diagram geometry, projective and affine geometry including the fundamental theorems, polar geometry including the Theorem of Buekenhout-Shult and the classification of quadratic sets are presented in this volume. Incidence geometry is developed along the lines of the fascinating work of Jacques Tits and Francis Buekenhout. The book is a clear and comprehensible introduction into a wonderful piece of mathematics. More than 200 figures make even complicated proofs accessible to the reader.

Diagram Geometries

Author: Antonio Pasini

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198534973

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 488

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This book provides a survey of the recent research in the area of diagram geometries. Applications of the research to the classification of complex groups is also discussed.

Diagrammatic Representation and Inference

Second International Conference, Diagrams 2002 Callaway Gardens, GA, USA, April 18-20, 2002 Proceedings

Author: Pine Mountain Diagrams 2002 (Callaway Gardens, Ga.),Mary Hegarty,Bernd Meyer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540435611

Category: Computers

Page: 362

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Second International Conference Diagrams 2002, held in Callaway Gardens, Georgia, USA, in April 2002. The 21 revised full papers and 19 posters presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 77 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on understanding and communicating with diagrams, diagrams in mathematics, computational aspects of diagrammatic representation and reasoning, logic and diagrams, diagrams in human-computer interaction, tracing the process of diagrammatic reasoning, visualizing information with diagrams, diagrams and software engineering, and cognitive aspects.

Effective Computational Geometry for Curves and Surfaces

Author: Jean-Daniel Boissonnat,Monique Teillaud

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540332596

Category: Mathematics

Page: 344

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This book covers combinatorial data structures and algorithms, algebraic issues in geometric computing, approximation of curves and surfaces, and computational topology. Each chapter fully details and provides a tutorial introduction to important concepts and results. The focus is on methods which are both well founded mathematically and efficient in practice. Coverage includes references to open source software and discussion of potential applications of the presented techniques.

Computational Geometry and Its Applications

CG '88 International Workshop on Computational Geometry Würzburg, FRG, March 24-25, 1988. Proceedings

Author: Hartmut Noltemeier

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540503354

Category: Computers

Page: 252

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The International Workshop CG '88 on "Computational Geometry" was held at the University of Würzburg, FRG, March 24-25, 1988. As the interest in the fascinating field of Computational Geometry and its Applications has grown very quickly in recent years the organizers felt the need to have a workshop, where a suitable number of invited participants could concentrate their efforts in this field to cover a broad spectrum of topics and to communicate in a stimulating atmosphere. This workshop was attended by some fifty invited scientists. The scientific program consisted of 22 contributions, of which 18 papers with one additional paper (M. Reichling) are contained in the present volume. The contributions covered important areas not only of fundamental aspects of Computational Geometry but a lot of interesting and most promising applications: Algorithmic Aspects of Geometry, Arrangements, Nearest-Neighbor-Problems and Abstract Voronoi-Diagrams, Data Structures for Geometric Objects, Geo-Relational Algebra, Geometric Modeling, Clustering and Visualizing Geometric Objects, Finite Element Methods, Triangulating in Parallel, Animation and Ray Tracing, Robotics: Motion Planning, Collision Avoidance, Visibility, Smooth Surfaces, Basic Models of Geometric Computations, Automatizing Geometric Proofs and Constructions.

Computational Geometry on Surfaces

Performing Computational Geometry on the Cylinder, the Sphere, the Torus, and the Cone

Author: Clara Grima,Alberto Marquez

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402002021

Category: Computers

Page: 192

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In the last thirty years Computational Geometry has emerged as a new discipline from the field of design and analysis of algorithms. That dis cipline studies geometric problems from a computational point of view, and it has attracted enormous research interest. But that interest is mostly concerned with Euclidean Geometry (mainly the plane or Eu clidean 3-dimensional space). Of course, there are some important rea sons for this occurrence since the first applieations and the bases of all developments are in the plane or in 3-dimensional space. But, we can find also some exceptions, and so Voronoi diagrams on the sphere, cylin der, the cone, and the torus have been considered previously, and there are manY works on triangulations on the sphere and other surfaces. The exceptions mentioned in the last paragraph have appeared to try to answer some quest ions which arise in the growing list of areas in which the results of Computational Geometry are applicable, since, in practiee, many situations in those areas lead to problems of Com putational Geometry on surfaces (probably the sphere and the cylinder are the most common examples). We can mention here some specific areas in which these situations happen as engineering, computer aided design, manufacturing, geographie information systems, operations re search, roboties, computer graphics, solid modeling, etc.

Computational Geometry

Algorithms and Applications

Author: Mark de Berg,Otfried Cheong,Marc van Kreveld,Mark Overmars

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540779736

Category: Computers

Page: 386

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This introduction to computational geometry focuses on algorithms. Motivation is provided from the application areas as all techniques are related to particular applications in robotics, graphics, CAD/CAM, and geographic information systems. Modern insights in computational geometry are used to provide solutions that are both efficient and easy to understand and implement.

On the Computational Geometry of Pocket Machining

Author: Martin Held

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540541035

Category: Computers

Page: 178

View: 7043

This monograph presents a thorough geometrical investigation of practical and theoretical problems arising from NC pocket machining. Practical topics include selection of tool sizes and determination of optimal tool paths. A rigorous theoretical framework based on Voronoi diagrams is given.

Automated Deduction in Geometry

9th International Workshop, ADG 2012, Edinburgh, UK, September 17-19, 2012. Revised Selected Papers

Author: Tetsuo Ida,Jacques Fleuriot

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642406726

Category: Computers

Page: 193

View: 3551

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-workshop proceedings of the 9th International Workshop on Automated Deduction in Geometry, ADG 2012, held in Edinburgh, UK, in September 2012. The 10 revised full papers presented together with 2 invited papers were carefully selected during two rounds of reviewing and improvement from the lectures given at the workshop. The conference represents a forum to exchange ideas and views, to present research results and progress, and to demonstrate software tools at the intersection between geometry and automated deduction; the scope of the ADG 2012 moreover has been expanded to cover topics in dynamic geometry.