Geometry in Design: The Bezier Method

  • Gerald Farin
Part of the The IMA Volumes in Mathematics and Its Applications book series (IMA, volume 14)


The Bezier method for the representation of polynomial curves and surfaces is outlined, with emphasis on a geometric viewpoint. Several examples are given to underline the usefulness of the geometric approach to curve and surface design.


Bernstein Polynomial Spline Curve Bezier Curve Control Polygon Auxiliary Point 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerald Farin
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  1. 1.Arizona State UniversityTempeUSA

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