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Numerical Algorithms for Visual Computing I

Summer Term 2008

Numerical Algorithms for Visual Computing I

Dr. Michael Breuß

Summer 2008

Lectures (2h) with exercises (2h), summer term 2008

Lectures: Thursday 14–16 (14 a.m.–16 p.m.), Building E13, Lecture hall 001
Tutorials: Monday 16–18, Building E13, Lecture Hall 003

The results of the first written examination are now available.
You can find a list with the results at the entrance of the MIA group in building E1 1.

NEW: SECOND EXAM UPDATE See the new and updated information below!

SCILAB-FILES The desired SciLab-files are now available, see the list of assignment sheets.

Course in numerical methods useful in the field of visual computing. Covered are interpolation, approximation, Splines, Least-Squares-computations and other issues.

Entrance requirementsContentsAssessments / ExamsReferences

Undergraduate knowledge of mathematics. For computer science students, this requirement is met by having completed the Mathematics for Computer Scientists lecture cycle.

Mathematical prerequisites which exceed the basic mathematics courses are provided within the lecture. Previous knowledge is not required.

The course is concerned with numerical methods useful for image analysis (image processing, computer vision, pattern recognition) and synthesis (computer graphics, scientific visualisation, geometric modelling).

Topics include:

  • interpolation (splines, radial basis functions, scattered data approximation)
  • approximation (least squares, total least squares, pseudoinverse, Karhunen-Loeve)

The second (and final) written examination will take place on FRIDAY (!!) Septembre 19th, at 14:15 in lecture hall 3 (not in lecture hall 1 !!!). Please make sure that you are at lecture hall 3, ideally at 14:00. Concerning the allowed material, you may bring along any material you want, the course material from the lectures and tutorials, as well as supplementary books etc.. Concerning a pocket calculator, participants may use a non-programmable, non-graphical pocket calculator.

Diverse books and scripts on numerical mathematics, depending on the topic. Details will be given in the lecture.

Participants of the course can download the assignment sheets here:

No. Title Deadline SciLab-file

In case of questions to SCILAB, you may readily contact Kai Hagenburg under navc1-m1 -at- mia.uni-saarland.de (please replace anti-spam at) .

A Scilab-file corresponding to the solution worked out by Kai can be found here.

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