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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - CIS6452

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2006-01-15
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1818 2005-10-20
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Computer Science & Engineering EN 0-2108-000
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Les A. Piegl 45234

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    CIS 6452 Geometric Modeling

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Geom. Mod.
    Course Online? Percentage Online


    Data Structures, Programming in a higher level language



    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.

  3. Justification

    A. 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

    B. 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.

    C. 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.

    D. 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.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. 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.

    B. 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.

    C. 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

    D. Textbooks

    Piegl, L., Geometric Modeling for CAD/CAM and Graphics, Lecture Notes

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports

  5. Course Concurrence Information

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