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1. Computer Graphics

Learning Objectives

  • You will be able to explain how lines, objects or images are drawn on raster displays.
  • You will be able to establish the relationship between geometric transformations and homogeneous coordinates.
  • You will be able to list the main characteristics of Bézier curves.


Wikipedia, the free encyclopaedia, defines computer graphics as following: "Computer Graphics is the field of visual computing, where one utilizes computers both to generate visual images synthetically and to integrate or alter visual and spatial information sampled from the real world." (Wikipedia)

Almost everyone of us uses computers every day and takes for granted, that its screen displays for example our writing or our images. But scarcely anybody is asking himself why or how a screen displays all these objects correctly or what is needed for doing so.

In this lesson we will learn the main aspects of computer graphics. After this lesson you will understand some of the computer's operations better.

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