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Varieties of computer graphics courses in computer science

By Steve Cunningham and Angela ShifletSteve Cunningham and Angela Shiflet

Abstract

Goals of the workshop: • To discuss the role of computer graphics in computational science studies • To describe a beginning computer graphics course that uses a current API for its project support and is a good fit for computational science • To discuss some issues in teaching this course Computer graphics in computational science • Computer graphics as a key tool in computational science • The link between computer graphics and modeling and simulation techniques • Why students need to learn to create their own graphics, not just use graphics software • How a computer graphics course can foster graphical problem solving and visual communication Context and applications in the computer graphics course • graphical communication • science applications Goals of the computer graphics course • develop skill in computer graphics programming and achieving good interactive and dynamic displays • develop skill in using computer graphics to communicate information, especially in the sciences Prerequisites for the course • programming skills • spatial ability, geometry fundamentals • more advanced mathematics, such as linear algebra, is not needed Tools for the course • hardware • software Course notes and other materials • where they are • what they contain • supporting materials Technical content of the cours

Year: 1988
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