List of books in computational geometry

List of books in computational geometry

This is a list of books in computational geometry. There are two major, largely nonoverlapping categories:
*Combinatorial computational geometry, which deals with collections of discrete objects or defined in discrete terms: points, lines, polygons, polytopes, etc., and algorithms of discrete/combinatorial character are used
*Numerical computational geometry, also known as geometric modeling and computer-aided geometric design (CAGD), which deals with modelling of shapes of real-life objects in terms of curves and surfaces with algebraic representation.

Combinatorial computational geometry

Textbooks and monographs

* cite book
author = Franco P. Preparata and Michael Ian Shamos | title = Computational Geometry - An Introduction | publisher = Springer-Verlag| year = 1985 | id = 1st edition: ISBN 0-387-96131-3; 2nd printing, corrected and expanded, 1988: ISBN 3-540-96131-3; Russian translation, 1989: ISBN 5-03-001041-6

*:The book is the first comprehensive monograph on the level of a graduate textbook to systematically cover the fundamental aspects of the emerging discipline of computational geometry. It is written by founders of the field and the first edition covered all major developments in the preceding 10 years. In the aspect of comprehensiveness it was preceded only by the 1984 survey paper, Lee, D, T., Preparata, F. P. : "Computational geometry - a survey". "IEEE Trans. on Computers". Vol. 33, No. 12, pp. 1072-1101 (1984). It is focused on two-dimensional problems, but also has digressions into higher dimensions. [MR|0805539, MR|1004870] [Zbl|0575.68037, Zbl|0575.68059]
*:The initial core of the book was M.I.Shamos' doctoral disserttion, which was suggested to turn into a book by a yet another pioneer in the field, Ronald Graham.
*:The introduction covers the history of the field, basic data structures, and necessary notions from the theory of computation and geometry.
*:The subsequent sections cover geometric searching (point location, range searching), convex hull computation, proximity-related problems (closest points, computation and applications of theVoronoi diagram, Euclidean minimum spanning tree, triangulations, etc.), geometric intersection problems, algorithms for sets of isothetic rectangles
* cite book
author = Herbert Edelsbrunner |year = 1987 | title = Algorithms in Combinatorial Geometry | publisher = Springer-Verlag | id = ISBN 0-89791-517-8

*:The monograph is a rather advanced exposition of problems and approaches in computational geometry focused on the role of hyperplane arrangements, which are shown to constitute a basic underlying combinatorial-geometric structure in certain areas of the field. The primary target audience are active theoretical researchers in the field, rather than application developers. Unlike most of books in computational geometry focussed on 2- and 3-dimensional problems (where most applications of computational geometry are), the book aims to treat its subject in the general multi-dimensional setting. [A review of Edelsbrunner's book in Zbl|0634.52001]
* cite book
author = Mark de Berg, Otfried Cheong, Marc van Kreveld, and Mark Overmars | year = 2008 | title = Computational Geometry | publisher = Springer-Verlag | edition = 3rd revised edition | id = ISBN 3-540-77973-6, 1st edition (1987): ISBN 3-540-61270-X

*:The textbook provides an introduction to computation geometry from the point of view of practical applications. Starting with an introducion chapter, each of the 15 remaining ones formulates a real application problem, formulates an underlying geometrical problem, and discusses techniques of computational geometry useful for its solution, with algorithms provided in pseudocode. The book treats mostly 2- and 3-dimensional geometry. The goal of the book is to provide a comprehensive introduction into methods and approached, rather than the cutting edge of the research in the field: the presented algorithms provide transparent and reasonably efficient solutions based on fundamental "building blocks" of computational geometry. [Reviews in Zbl|0877.68001 (1st ed.), Zbl|0939.68134 (2nd ed.)] [ [ About the book by de Berg, van Kreveld, Overmars, and Schwarzkopf] ]
*:The book consists of the following chapters (which provide both solutions for the topic of the title and its appilications): "Computational Geometry (Introduction)" "Line Segment Intersection", "Polygon Triangulation", "Linear Programming", "Orthogonal Range Searching", "Point Location", "Voronoi Diagrams", "Arrangements and Duality", "Delaunay Triangulations", "More Geometric Data Structures", "Convex Hulls", "Binary Space Partitions", "Robot Motion Planning", "Quadtrees", "Visibility Graphs", "Simplex Range Searching".
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author = Jean-Daniel Boissonnat, Mariette Yvinec | year = 1998 | title = Algorithmic Geometry | publisher = Cambridge University Press | edition = Translation of a 1995 French edition | id = ISBN 0-521-56529-4

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author = Kurt Mehlhorn | year = 1984 | title = Data Structures and Efficient Algorithms 3: Multi-dimensional Searching and Computational Geometry | publisher = Springer-Verlag | edition = | id =

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author = Ketan Mulmuley | year = 1994 | title = Computational Geometry: An Introduction Through Randomized Algorithms| publisher = Prentice-Hall | edition = | id = ISBN 0-13-336363-5

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author = Joseph O'Rourke | year = 1998 | title = Computational Geometry in C| publisher = Cambridge University Press | edition = 2nd edition| id = ISBN 0-521-64976-5

* cite book
author = Janos Pach and Pankaj K. Agarwal| year = 1995 | title = Combinatorial Geometry| publisher = John Wiley and Sons | edition = | id = ISBN 0-471-58890-3

* cite book
author = Micha Sharir and Pankaj K. Agarwal| year = 1995 | title = Davenport-Schinzel Sequences and Their Geometric Applications| publisher = Cambridge University Press | edition = | id = ISBN 0-521-47025-0

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author = Kurt Mehlhorn and Stefan Naeher| year = 1999 | title = LEDA, A Platform for Combinatorial and Geometric Computing| publisher = Cambridge University Press | edition = | id = ISBN 0-521-56329-1

* cite book
author = Jörg-Rudiger Sack and Jorge Urrutia| year = 1998| title = Handbook for Computational Geometry | publisher = North-Holland | edition = | id = 1st edition: ISBN 0-444-82537-1, 2nd edition: 1-584-88301-4

* cite book
author = Selim G. Akl and Kelly A. Lyons| year = 1993 | title = Parallel Computational Geometry | publisher = Prentice-Hall | edition = | id = ISBN 0-13-652017-0

*: The books discusses parallel algorithms for basic problems in computational geometry in various models of parallel computation. [A review of the Akl-Lyons book in MR|1211180 (94c:68192) ]
* cite book
author = Joseph O'Rourke| year = 1987 | title = Art Gallery Theorems and Algorithms | publisher = Oxford University Press | edition = | id =

* cite book
author = Hanan Samet| year = 1990 | title = The Design and Analysis of Spatial Data Structures | publisher = Addison-Wesley | edition = | id =

* cite book
author = Clara I. Grima and Alberto Márquez | year = 1990 | title = Computational Geometry on Surfaces: Performing Computational Geometry on the Cylinder, the Sphere, the Torus, and the Cone | publisher = Kluwer Academic Publishers | edition = | id = 1402002025

*:The book shows how classical problems of computational geometry and algorithms for their solutions may be adapted or redesigned to work on surfaces other than plane. After defining notations and ways of positioning on these surfaces, the book considers the problems of the construction of convex hulls, Voronoi diagrams, and triangulations, proximity problems, and visibility problems.
*cite book
first=Subir Kumar
title=Visibility Algorithms in the Plane
publisher=Cambridge University Press

*:Contents: Preface; 1. Background; 2. Point visibility; 3. Weak visibility and shortest paths; 4. L-R visibility and shortest paths; 5. Visibility graphs; 6. Visibility graph theory; 7. Visibility and link paths; 8. Visibility and path queries [ [ "Visibility Algorithms in the Plane"] , from the Cambridge University Press catalogue]
*cite book
author = Giri Narasimhan, Michiel Smid
title = Geometric Spanner Networks
publisher =Cambridge University Press
year = 2007

*:Contents: [ [ "Geometric Spanner Networks"] , from the Cambridge University Press catalogue]
**Part I. Introduction: 1. Introduction; 2. Algorithms and graphs; 3. The algebraic computation-tree model;
**Part II. Spanners Based on Simplical Cones: 4. Spanners based on the Q-graph; 5. Cones in higher dimensional space and Q-graphs; 6. Geometric analysis: the gap property; 7. The gap-greedy algorithm; 8. Enumerating distances using spanners of bounded degree;
**Part III. The Well Separated Pair Decomposition and its Applications: 9. The well-separated pair decomposition; 10. Applications of well-separated pairs; 11. The Dumbbell theorem; 12. Shortcutting trees and spanners with low spanner diameter; 13. Approximating the stretch factor of Euclidean graphs;
**Part IV. The Path Greedy Algorithm: 14. Geometric analysis: the leapfrog property; 15. The path-greedy algorithm; Part V. Further Results and Applications: 16. The distance range hierarchy; 17. Approximating shortest paths in spanners; 18. Fault-tolerant spanners; 19. Designing approximation algorithms with spanners; 20. Further results and open problems.


* cite book
author = Jacob E.Goodman and Joseph O'Rourke (editors)| year = 1997, 2004| title = Handbook for Computational Geometry | publisher = North-Holland | edition = | id = 1st edition: ISBN 0-8493-8524-5, 2nd edition: ISBN 1-584-88301-4

*:In its organization, the book resembles the classical handbook in algorithms, "Introduction to Algorithms", in its comprehensiveness, only restricted to discrete and computational geometry, computational topology, as well as a broad range of their applications. The second edition expands the book by half, with 14 chapters added and old chapters brought up to date. Its 65 chapters (in over 1,500 pages) are written by a large team of active researchers in the field. [A review of the "Handbook for Computational Geometry" in "Geombinatorics", January 2005. ]
*:The handbook contains survey chapters in classical and new studies in geometric algorithms: hyperplane arrangements, Voronoi diagrams, geometric and spatial data structures, polygon decomposition, randomized algorithms, derandomization, parallel computational geometry (deterministic and randomized), visibility, Art Gallery and Illumination Problems, closest point problems, link distance problems, similarity of geometric objects, Davenport-Schinzel sequences, spanning trees and spanners for geometric graphs, robustness and numerical issues for geometric algorithms, animation, and graph drawing.
*:In addition, the book surveys applications of geometric algorithms in such areas as geographic information systems, geometric shortest path and network optimization and mesh generation.

Numerical computational geometry (geometric modelling, computer-aided geometric design)


* cite book|author = I. D. Faux and Michael J. Pratt| year = 1980 | title = Computational Geometry for Design and Manufacture (Mathematics & Its Applications)
publisher = Prentice Hall | edition = | id = ISBN 0-470-27069-1

* cite book|author = Jean-Daniel Boissonnat and Monique Teillaud| year = 2006 | title = Effective Computational Geometry for Curves and Surfaces
publisher = Springer Verlag | edition = Mathematics and Visualization Series | id = ISBN 3-540-33258-9

* cite book|author = Gerald Farin | year = 1988
title = Curves and Surfaces for Computer Aided Geometric Design
publisher = Academic Press | edition = | id = ISBN 0-12-249050-9

* cite book|author = Richard H. Bartels, John C Beatty, and Brian A. Barsky | year = 1987
title = Splines for Use in Computer Graphics and Geometric Modeling
publisher = Morgan Kaufmann | edition = | id = ISBN 0-934613-27-3

* cite book|author = Christoph M. Hoffmann | year = 1989
title = Geometric and Solid Modeling: An Introduction
publisher = Morgan Kaufmann | edition = | isbn = 1558600671 | url =
The book is out of print. Its main chapters are:
**Basic Concepts
**Boolean Operations on Boundary Representation
**Robust and Error-Free Geometric Operations
**Representation of Curved Edges and Faces
**Surface Intersections
**Gröbner Bases Techniques


* Thomas H. Cormen, Charles E. Leiserson, Ronald L. Rivest, and Clifford Stein. "Introduction to Algorithms", Second Edition. MIT Press and McGraw-Hill, 1990. ISBN 0-262-03293-7. — This book has a chapter on geometric algorithms.
* Frank Nielsen. "Visual Computing: Graphics, Vision, and Geometry", Charles River Media, 2005. ISBN 1584504277 — This book combines graphics, vision and geometric computing and targets advanced undergraduates and professionals in game development and graphics. Includes some concise C++ code for common tasks.
*Jeffrey Ullman, "Computational Aspects of VLSI", Computer Science Press, 1984, ISBN 0-914894-95-1 — Chapter 9: "Algotithms for VLSI Design Tools" describes algorthms for polygon operations involved in electronic design automation (design rule checking, circuit extraction, placement and routing).
*D.T.Lee, Franco P. Preparata, "Computational Geometry - A Survey", IEEE Trans. Computers, vol 33 no. 12, 1984, 1072-1101. (Errata: IEEE Tr. C. vol.34, no.6, 1985) Although not a book, this 30-page paper is of historical interest, because it was the first comprehensive coverage, the 1984 snapshot of the emerging discipline, with 354-item bibliography.


*Annnual Symposium on Computational Geometry
*Canadian Conference on Computational Geometry ( [ CCCG] )
*Japanese Conference on Discrete and Computational Geometry ( [ JCDCG] )
*The conferences below, of broad scope, published many seminal papers in the domain
**Annual ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing ( [ STOC] )
**Annual IEEE Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science ( [ FOCS] )
**Annual Allerton Conference on Communications, Control and Computing ( [ ACCC] )


* [ Computational Geometry Pages]

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