Is Geometry Useful?
David Eppstein, Computer Science Professor at the University of California-Irvine, coordinates the interesting web site Geometry in Action. As David explains, the web site explores instances when "ideas from discrete and computational geometry (meaning mainly low-dimensional Euclidean geometry) meet some real world applications."
Each application is briefly described plus raises some related geometric questions. The web site is organized by specific application or a significant general technique in geometry.
For example, these categories probably are of interest:
Thanks David....for providing a useful web site for mathematics teachers.
- Geometric references and techniques
- Interpolation and surface reconstruction
- Computer aided design and manufacturing
- Solid modeling and constructive solid geometry
- Computer graphics
- Virtual reality
- Video game programming
- Cartography and geographic information systems
- Biochemical modeling
- Medical imaging
- Scientific computation
- Robotics and Computer vision
- Earth sciences
- Timber processing
- Windowing systems