Foundation Mathematics for Computer Science: A Visual Approach by John VinceFoundation Mathematics for Computer Science: A Visual Approach by John Vince

Foundation Mathematics for Computer Science: A Visual Approach

byJohn Vince

Paperback | August 7, 2015

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John Vince describes a range of mathematical topics to provide a foundation for an undergraduate course in computer science, starting with a review of number systems and their relevance to digital computers, and finishing with differential and integral calculus. Readers will find that the author'svisual approachwill greatly improve their understanding as to why certain mathematical structures exist, together with how they are used in real-world applications.

Each chapter includes full-colour illustrations to clarify the mathematical descriptions, and in some cases, equations are also coloured to reveal vital algebraic patterns. The numerous worked examples will consolidate comprehension of abstract mathematical concepts.

Foundation Mathematics for Computer Sciencecovers number systems, algebra, logic, trigonometry, coordinate systems, determinants, vectors, matrices, geometric matrix transforms, differential and integral calculus, and reveals the names of the mathematicians behind such inventions. During this journey, John Vince touches upon more esoteric topics such as quaternions, octonions, Grassmann algebra, Barycentric coordinates, transfinite sets and prime numbers. Whether you intend to pursue a career in programming, scientific visualisation, systems design, or real-time computing, you should find the author's literary style refreshingly lucid and engaging, and prepare you for more advanced texts.

Prof John Vince began working in computer graphics at Middlesex Polytechnic in 1968. His research activities centered on computer animation software and resulted in the PICASO and PRISM animation systems. Whilst at Middlesex, he designed the UK's first MSc course in Computer Graphics and developed a popular program of short courses in ...
Title:Foundation Mathematics for Computer Science: A Visual ApproachFormat:PaperbackDimensions:334 pagesPublished:August 7, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319214365

ISBN - 13:9783319214368

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Table of Contents

Visual Mathematics.- Numbers.- Algebra.- Logic.- Trigonometry.- Coordinate Systems.- Determinants.- Vectors.- Matrices.- Geometric Matrix Transforms.- Calculus: Derivatives.- Calculus: Integration.- Appendix A.- Appendix B.- Index.