Schedule: lectures, scribe notes, papers, links, etc.
Homework and open problems
- Course announcement
- UI Direct call number: 01698
- Credit: 1 unit
- Prerequisite: CS 373 or equivalent, or my permission.
Mathematically and/or algorithmically mature undergraduates are welcome!!
- Recommended Textbooks:
- Computational Geometry: Algorithms and Applications by Mark de Berg, Marc van Kreveld, Mark Overmars, and Otfried Schwarzkopf (Springer-Verlag, 2nd edition, 2000). Available February 1.
- Computational Geometry in C by Joseph O'Rourke (Cambridge University Press, 2nd edition, 1998).
- I'll also distribute recent conference and journal papers in class and/or on the course web site.
- Grades will be based on homeworks, scribe notes, and a final project.
- I'll give out one or two homework problems in each lecture. I don't expect everyone to solve everything completely, but you should turn in at least a partial solution for each problem, preferably no more than two weeks after I give them out. I'll also try to mention at least one open problem in each lecture, but I don't promise to tell you which one it is.
- Each student is responsible for latex'ing "scribe notes" for at least one lecture, due one week after the lecture itself. Here is a scribe notes latex package and some nonsense notes to get you started. I recommend idraw to generate PostScript figures, but tgif and xfig are reasonable alternatives. I'll distribute the scribe notes exactly as they are given to me.
- Everyone has to do a project: either a survey paper, a programming project, or (my favorite) original research. Details TBA.
Some useful web pages:
- My Computational Geometry Pages
- Nina Amenta's Directory of Computational Geometry Software
- David Eppstein's Geometry in Action and Geometry Junkyard
- Search the Geometry Literature Database, thanks to René van Oostrum
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I have no arguments to offer, my figures are my proofs.
Laugh away these truths and facts if you can.- Theodore Heisel
The Circle Squared Beyond Refutation (1934)
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