- I began this work as a graduate student at Brown University, under the
guidance of Thomas
Banchoff. I have continued this work at University of North Florida, where I am
now an assistant professor. As a summer project at Brown, I converted
the article Cusps of Guass Mappings to a web-based document for
The Electronic Library of
Except for Mathematica, every program used in creating this web
page is free. (BMRT is only free for non-commercial and
educational use.) The programs were run on a Dell 450 Mhz personal
computer, using RedHat Linux 6.0
for the operating system and KDE
1.1.1 for the windows manager.
- Most pictures were
drawn using CenterStage and
external modules for Geomview.
- Some of the surfaces were first created using Mathematica, then ported into
Geomview, then rendered using StageManager.
- Some of the more interesting pictures (see Blum's cylcide) were first created in
StageManager, then rendered using BMRT 2.4d, a RenderMan
compliant renderer currently distributed by Exluna. Some of the
objects use the shader "funkyglass.slc" (by Larry Gritz), or a shader
that was modified from this file.
Images of mathematical equations were created by LaTeX2html.
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