Discrete Calculus for Shape Processing

Thursday, April 6, 2006 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm
EE/CS 3-180
Mathieu Desbrun (California Institute of Technology)
In this talk, we give an overview of a discrete exterior calculus and
some of its multiple applications to computational modeling, ranging
from geometry processing to physical simulation. We will focus on
discrete differential forms (the building blocks of this calculus) and
show how they provide differential, yet readily discretizable
computational foundations for shape spaces — a crucial ingredient for
numerical fidelity. Parameterization and quad meshing will be stressed
as straightforward, yet powerful applications.
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