The \(NURBS\) book. (English) Zbl 0828.68118

Monographs in Visual Communication. Berlin: Springer-Verlag. xiv, 646 p. (1995).
The book by Piegl and Tiller is a rather comprehensive work on the theory and application of non-uniform rational B-splines (NURBS). The book stresses the applied, algorithmic aspects of NURBS. It provides sufficient detail to relate the theoretical foundations of NURBS and their practical use and implementation.
The book is very well illustrated, which helps the reader very much in understanding the underlying geometrical concepts and properties of NURBS. In addition, the very detailed programs will be helpful to an practical-oriented readers: engineers and system developers in general.
The content of the book is relevant for every one concerned with geometric modeling; this includes students and professors of computer graphics and geometric modeling, developers of commercial CAD systems, and engineers dealing with geometry representation and manipulation in general.


68U05 Computer graphics; computational geometry (digital and algorithmic aspects)
68-02 Research exposition (monographs, survey articles) pertaining to computer science
41A15 Spline approximation