A Decade of Teaching Geometry: A New York Experience

        We summarize our experiences in teaching geometric modeling to undergraduate, graduate and professional students at Columbia, Cornell and New York Polytechnic Universities and at SIGGRAPH. We categorize our courses as regular or short, each category having its own distinct characteristics. In our experience, we have found hands-on model building exercises to be extremely valuable; we summarize two examples here. We conclude with a series of observations and remarks that, in addition to our historical account, may be helpful in structuring and/or improving the way solid modeling is taught today.

By: Jai Menon and Vijay Srinivasan (Columbia Univ.)

Published in: RC20430 in 1996

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