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Computer Aided Geometric Design
(dt. Computer Aided Geometric Design)

Level, degree of commitment in original study programme Advanced module, compulsory elective module
Forms of teaching and learning,
Lecture (3 SWS), recitation class (1 SWS),
180 hours (60 h attendance, 120 h private study)
Credit points,
formal requirements
6 CP
Translation missing. German original:
Studienleistung: Erreichen von mindestens 50 Prozent der Punkte aus den wöchentlich zu bearbeitenden Übungsaufgaben.
Prüfungsleistung: Mündliche Prüfung
The grading is done with 0 to 15 points according to the examination regulations for study course M.Sc. Mathematics.
Original study programme M.Sc. Mathematik / Vertiefungsbereich Mathematik
One semester,
Regelmäßig im Wechsel mit anderen advanced moduleen
Person in charge of the module's outline Prof. Dr. Stephan Dahlke


Practical methods for the representation of curves and surfaces, such as Bezier polynomials and splines, surface representations with tensor products and triangular decompositions.

Qualification Goals

The students shall

  • recognize that non-mathematical requirements, such as manageability, can influence the selection of function classes in practical use,
  • learn to recognize and assess the relevance of computer graphic methods for practical problems, e.g. in engineering, and to acquire the tools to solve these problems,
  • to recognize the relations of CAGD to other areas of mathematics, such as numerical analysis or differential geometry,
  • practice mathematical working methods (development of mathematical intuition and its formal justification, training of the ability to abstract, proof techniques),
  • improve their oral communication skills in the exercises by practicing free speech in front of an audience and during discussion.


Translation is missing. Here is the German original:

Keine. Empfohlen werden die Kompetenzen, die in den Basismodulen und im Aufbaumodul „Numerik“ (Numerische Basisverfahren) vermittelt werden.

Recommended Reading

  • Barnhill, R.E., Riesenfeld, R.F.: Computer Aided Geometric Design, Academic Press;
  • Farin, G.: Curves and Surfaces for Computer Aided Geometric Design: A Practical Guide, Academic Press.

Please note:

This page describes a module according to the latest valid module guide in Wintersemester 2018/19. Most rules valid for a module are not covered by the examination regulations and can therefore be updated on a semesterly basis. The following versions are available in the online module guide:

The module guide contains all modules, independent of the current event offer. Please compare the current course catalogue in Marvin.

The information in this online module guide was created automatically. Legally binding is only the information in the examination regulations (Prüfungsordnung). If you notice any discrepancies or errors, we would be grateful for any advice.