*B581 Computer Graphics: Course Administration*
Class Meeting: Monday and Wednesday, 1:00pm to 2:15pm.
The currently scheduled room is Lindley Hall LH008.
First meeting is Monday 29 August, 2011.
Grading Rubrik: There will be
approximately six written-question assignments and approximately six
coding homework assignments, counting for a total of 30% of the final
grade, one in-class closed-book written Midterm exam (Mon Oct
17th) for 30% of the final grade, and one closed-book written Final
exam (Wed Dec 14, 2011, 2:45pm-4:45pm) for 40% of the final grade.
A basic knowledge of computer graphics is useful for any task that involves
a computer. Graphics has become a crucial part of many interfaces and applications.
This course concentrates on the following issues:
Fundamental principles of displaying 2D information using computer graphics.
Fundamental principles of 3D geometry and light used to represent 3D information
using computer graphics.
Interactive techniques for real-time computer graphics.
C343, and M301 or M303 (data structures and mathematics that includes vectors
and matrices) are required. C212, familiarity with Unix, and C programming
experience are highly recommended; you will need to learn C very quickly
if you do not know it already. M311 (calculus III, including geometry)
may be very helpful. We will review the essential mathematics as needed.