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Visual Motion of Curves and Surfaces


  • Date Published: August 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521118187

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  • Computer vision aims to detect and reconstruct features of surfaces from the images produced by cameras, in some way mimicking the way in which humans reconstruct features of the world around them by using their eyes. In this book the authors describe research in computer vision aimed at recovering the 3D shape of surfaces from image sequences of their 'outlines'. They provide all the necessary background in differential geometry (assuming knowledge of elementary algebra and calculus) and in the analysis of visual motion, emphasising intuitive visual understanding of the geometric techniques with computer-generated illustrations. They also give a thorough introduction to the mathematical techniques and the details of the implementations and apply the methods to data from real images using the most current techniques.

    • First book to introduce all the necessary differential geometry, slanted towards the applications to computer vision
    • It is lavishly illustrated by computer-drawn figures, which aim to make the mathematics more visually understandable
    • Specifically designed to cover the geometry of, and reconstruction of, surfaces - which are not dealt with in competing literature
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    Review of the hardback: 'The theoretical material of the book is important, and this accessible presentation of it is of great value to anyone seriously interested in developing ideas about the visual perception of surfaces.' David Young, AISB Quarterly

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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521118187
    • length: 196 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 11 mm
    • weight: 0.32kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Differential geometry of curves and surfaces
    3. Views of curves and surfaces
    4. Dynamic analysis of apparent contours
    5. Reconstruction of surfaces from a family of views
    6. Recovery of viewer motion from apparent contours

  • Authors

    Roberto Cipolla, University of Cambridge

    Peter Giblin, University of Liverpool

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