Applied Graphics and Geometry
Interactive Examples (AGGIE-Volume 1)
 J. Alan Adams, Ph.D.
Department of Mechanical Engineering
United States Naval Academy

Each lecture below contains a Task, Theory, Solutions and Review Questions that
complement classroom lectures and self paced study. Mathcad 2001i Professional-Academic edition is used.

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Chapter 1:  Graphic Transformations

  •  Rotation of Data to Create Orthographic Views at Specified Eye Position(I-1.htm)
  •  Rotation of Data to Create Orthographic Views from Normal Eye Position(I-2.htm)
  •  Isometric Projection(I-3.htm)
  • Use of Homogeneous Coordinates to Create Orthographic Views(I-4.htm)
  • Translation and Rotatiion using Homogeneous Coordinates(I-5.htm)
  • Rotations and Projections(I-6.htm)
  • Noncommutative Nature of 3D Rotations(I-7.htm)
  • Rotation and Translation(I-8.htm)
  • Projections of a Trapezoid(I-9.htm)
  • Interpretatiion of Surface Plots(I-10.htm)
  • Trimetric Projection(I-11.htm)
  • Isometric and Dimetric Projections(I-12.htm)
  • Simple Origami of Triangular Facets(I-13.htm)
  • Rotation about a Local Axis(I-14.htm)
  • Reflection through a Plane(I-15.htm)
  • Right Hand and Left Hand Coordinates(I-16.htm)
  • Local Scaling and Transformation(I-17.htm)
  • Overall Scaling(I-18.htm)
  • Local Shearing(I-19.htm)
  • Order of 3-D Rotations(I-20.htm)
  • Rotation about Parallel Principal Axes(I-21.htm)
  • Multiple Rotations about Parallel Principal Axes(I-22.htm)
  • Perspective Transformations(I-23.htm)
  • One and Two Point Perspectives of I-Beam(I-24.htm)
  • Perspective Views and Vanishing Points of a Prism(I-25.htm)
  • Stereo Pair(I-26)
  • Arbitrary Plane of Projection(I-27.htm)
  • Three Dimensional Reconstruction(I-28)
  • Transformation Reconstruction(I-29)
  • Transformation Reconstruction using Two Photographs(I-30)
  • Chapter 2:  Geometric Modeling

    Chapter 3: Geometric Construction

    Chapter 4: Curves and Surfaces

    Chapter 5: Advanced Curve Definition