Approximating shapes using parameterised curves

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Often in computer-aided engineering the problem arises of finding mathematically simple approximations to given curve shapes. This can be done using parameterized curves and for ease of computation the co-ordinate functions should be polynomials of low degree in the parameter. This paper describes a method for improving the accuracy of a rough approximation of this form. Not only is the change in the co-ordinate functions dealt with, but also the possibility of altering the parameterization itself is investigated.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)203-220
Number of pages18
JournalIMA Journal of Applied Mathematics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1982


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