The Dictionary of Computer
Graphics and Virtual Reality

by Roy Latham, published by Springer-Verlog, New York, 1995



The Dictionary of Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality, by Roy Latham, covers the software, hardware, and applications of computer graphics and contains hundreds of terms not found elsewhere. Definitions are clear, concise, with special attention given to alternate spellings and meaning. Acronymns are decoded, and pronunciation of the seemingly unpronounceable is given, from WYSIWYG (wizzy-wig) to NAPLPS (nap-lips)

Superblack, superblock, supercase, superquadric, supersampling, superred, supergreen and superblue are just a few of the words which make up the language of computer graphics. This new edition of a widely acclaimed dictionary provides a guide to this fast-moving subject for both relative novices and professionals working in the field. The main changes have been to add new terminology relating to virtual reality and the realted topics of robotics and networked simulation.


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