
Oriented Projective Geometry: A Framework for Geometric Computation by Jorge Stolfi
Discussion
I do wish I had been more charitable in my youth.
Stolfi's book is basically really good, although it
does have some flaws; unfortunately in my review I concentrated
on the flaws. Now that I'm older and,
if not wiser, at least a little less unkind,
I would write about what's good  the underlying
ideas, the beautiful formulations of things, the
accessibility of the work, and the important
applications  and be less picky about details,
and the fact that oriented projective geometry is
really more or less equivalent to "spherical geometry,"
which was known and developed by Riemann. Riemann, of
course, did prove a good deal about the sphere, but Stolfi
tells us things that are computationally important
and worthwhile, but which weren't really even
reasonable questions in Riemann's day. So, far too late,
I now recommend this book to those working in graphics.
Bibtex
@article{HughesOPG1993,
author = John Hughes",
title = " (review of )Oriented Projective Geometry: A Framework for Geometric Computation, by Jorge Stolfi",
year = "1993",
month = may,
journal = "SIAM Review",
vol ="35",
number ="2",
pages = "321323",
}
