Useful Links

Useful Sites:

SIAM Activity Group on Geometric Design

Computational Geometry Pages

CGAL (CG Algorithms Library)

The Geometry Center

Geometry in Action

Some On-Line References:

Geometric and Solid Modeling (C.M. Hoffmann @ Purdue)

Geometric Modeling: A First Course (A. Requicha @ USC)

On-Line Geometric Modeling Notes

Related Journals:

ACM Transactions on Graphics

Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing

Computational Geometry

Computer Aided Design

Computer Aided Design and Applications

Computer Aided Geometric Design

Computers in Industry

Concurrent Engineering: Research and Applications

Design Studies

Discrete and Computational Geometry

Engineering with Computers

International Journal of Computational Geometry and Applications

Journal of Computers and Information Science in Engineering

Journal of Engineering Design

Journal Of Mechanical Design

Research in Engineering Design

Visual Computer

Virtual & Physical Prototyping

LaTeX documentation and some software tools:

The Not So Short Introduction to LaTeX 2ε (CTAN)

The Comprehensive LaTeX Symbol List (CTAN)

More LaTeX Tutorials (Cambridge)

MiKTeX (LaTeX implementation for Windows, there are standard implementations for Unix/Linux)

WinEdt (one of several LaTex friendly text editors for Windows)

TexnicCenter (another great editor for Windows)

MacTex (Mac Tex distribution)

TexMaker (cross-platform editor - including MacOS)

Ghostscript/ghostview (postscript interpreter and viewer)

Emacs or Xemacs (open source text editors, run on many standard platforms)

Comprehensive TeX Archive Network (CTAN) contains many other *TeX distributions, tools, packages and documentation.

Other useful links:

How to read an engineering research paper (and write a review for one...)


Prof. Horea Ilies

Department of Mechanical Engineering
The University of Connecticut
191 Auditorium Avenue
Storrs, CT 06269
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