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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - CIS6452
Tracking Number - 1818

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2006-01-15
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Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2005-10-20
  2. Department: Computer Science & Engineering
  3. College: EN
  4. Budget Account Number: 0-2108-000
  5. Contact Person: Les A. Piegl
  6. Phone: 45234
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: CIS
  9. Number: 6452
  10. Full Title: Geometric Modeling
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Geom. Mod.
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: Data Structures, Programming in a higher level language
  23. Corequisites: None
  24. Course Description: The course deals with the representation, design, analysis, processing and visualization of shape information used in a variety of fields of science and engineering.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Geometric modeling is the discipline that underlies many computer science and engineering fields such as vision, graphics, CAD/CAM, mechanical and industrial engineering. The course is most useful for a large variety of students within the College of Engi
  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? Geometric modeling is a major research area within the Computer Science & Engineering Department. It also supports other research groups in vision, VLSI, networks, animation, AI and software engineering.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? Yes, it has. It has been offered at least three times.
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) PhD in computer science or math or engineering, plus research experience in the field.
  29. Objectives: To obtain a basic understanding of the representation, design, analysis, processing and visualization of shapes and forms as used in engineering and various scientific disciplines.
  30. Learning Outcomes: Students will become familiar with the major algorithms and technologies to design and process shapes for purposes like web design, manufacturing, animation, geographic information system, image analysis and computer graphics.
  31. Major Topics: Traditional curves, Bezier curves and surfaces, B-spline curves and surfaces, rational curves and surfaces, Coons' patches, Gordon surfaces, N-sided patches, recursive division techniques, volumetric representations, algorithm design and analysis
  32. Textbooks: Piegl, L., Geometric Modeling for CAD/CAM and Graphics, Lecture Notes
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy:
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests:
  36. Attendance Policy:
  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
  38. Program This Course Supports:
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