

Numerical geometry of nonrigid shapes
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 Uptodate overview of the concepts and techniques in analysis and synthesis of nonrigid shapes
 Bridge between theoretical and applied fields, including computer vision, pattern recognition and computer graphics
 Practical stateoftheart algorithms and methods exemplified on real applications
 Vivid and engaging exposition enriched by numerous figures and everyday examples
 Reference to public domain and commercial software
Deformable objects are ubiquitous in the world surrounding us, on all levels from micro to macro. The need to study such shapes and model their behavior arises in a wide spectrum of applications, ranging from medicine to security. In recent years, nonrigid shapes have attracted a growing interest, which has led to rapid development of the field, where stateoftheart results from very different sciences  theoretical and numerical geometry, optimization, linear algebra, graph theory, machine learning and computer graphics, to mention a few  are applied to find solutions.
Numerical geometry of nonrigid shapes gives an overview of current state of science in analysis and synthesis of nonrigid shapes. Everyday examples are used to explain concepts and to illustrate different techniques. Selfcontained presentation of topics unfolds systematically and numerous figures enrich the engaging exposition. Practice problems follow the end of each chapter, with detailed solutions to selected problems in the appendix. A gallery of colored images enhances the text.
The book will be of interest to graduate students, researchers and professionals in different fields of mathematics, computer science and engineering. It could be used for courses in computer vision, numerical geometry and geometric modeling and computer graphics or for selfstudy.
Approximately 320 pages, 50 illustrations (7 in color).
Additional information from Springer Verlag.



