Geometric Analysis and Computer Graphics

Proceedings of a Workshop held May 23–25, 1988

  • Paul Concus
  • Robert Finn
  • David A. Hoffman

Part of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute Publications book series (MSRI, volume 17)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Frederick J. Almgren Jr.
    Pages 1-17
  3. J. R. Bellare, J. A. MacDonald, P. P. Bergstrom, L. E. Scriven, H. T. Davis
    Pages 39-48
  4. Paul Concus, Robert Finn
    Pages 63-63
  5. J. L. Ericksen
    Pages 65-66
  6. George K. Francis
    Pages 67-77
  7. W. E. Johnston, D. W. Robertson, D. E. Hall, J. Huang, F. Renema, M. Rible et al.
    Pages 89-102
  8. Dieter Langbein, Ulrich Hornung
    Pages 109-118
  9. Alvy Ray Smith
    Pages 169-174
  10. I. Sterling
    Pages 175-180
  11. Demetri Terzopoulos
    Pages 181-192
  12. Edwin L. Thomas, David M. Anderson, David C. Martin, James T. Hoffman, David Hoffman
    Pages 193-194

About these proceedings


This volume derives from a workshop on differential geometry, calculus of vari­ ations, and computer graphics at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley, May 23-25, 1988. The meeting was structured around principal lectures given by F. Almgren, M. Callahan, J. Ericksen, G. Francis, R. Gulliver, P. Hanra­ han, J. Kajiya, K. Polthier, J. Sethian, I. Sterling, E. L. Thomas, and T. Vogel. The divergent backgrounds of these and the many other participants, as reflected in their lectures at the meeting and in their papers presented here, testify to the unifying element of the workshop's central theme. Any such meeting is ultimately dependent for its success on the interest and motivation of its participants. In this respect the present gathering was especially fortunate. The depth and range of the new developments presented in the lectures and also in informal discussion point to scientific and technological frontiers be­ ing crossed with impressive speed. The present volume is offered as a permanent record for those who were present, and also with a view toward making the material available to a wider audience than were able to attend.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Paul Concus
    • 1
  • Robert Finn
    • 2
  • David A. Hoffman
    • 3
  1. 1.Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and Department of MathematicsUniversity of California at BerkeleyBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsStanford UniversityStanfordUSA
  3. 3.Department of MathematicsUniversity of MassachusettsAmherstUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-9713-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-9711-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0940-4740
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