Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The Essential Mathematics - Third Edition


We are pleased to announce the release of the third edition of the “Essential Mathematics for Computational Design”. The text introduces to design professionals the foundation mathematical concepts necessary for effective development of computational methods for 3D modeling and parametric design. Included are more than 70 Grasshopper samples and tutorials.

3 comments:

Jaime Sanchez-Alvarez said...

Excelent edition for teaching and learning.
Error report: The angles in Figure (50) spherical coordinate system are interchanged. As they are now in the figure, the related conversion expressions between spherical and cartesian coordinates are wrong.

Jaime Sanchez-Alvarez said...

Excellent edition for teaching and learning --
Error report: The angles in Figure (50) spherical coordinate system are interchanged. This can be proved by interchanghing the angle symbols in te related expressions for converting from spherical to Cartesian system.

Rajaa Issa said...

Hi Jaime,
You are right. I will post a new revision later today fixing this error, and a couple more. Page 30 transformation matrix diagonal numbers needed to be "1" instead of "0" and in page 9 the "axb" example calculation had a typo.
Thanks for the report.