The third entry in the "Jim Blinn's Corner" series, this is, like the others, a handy compilation of selected installments of his influential column. But here, for the first time, you get the 'Director's Cut' of the articles: revised, expanded, and enhanced versions of the originals. What's changed? Improved mathematical notation, more diagrams, new solutions. What remains the same? All the things you've come to rely on: straight answers, irreverent style, and innovative thinking. This is Jim Blinn at his best - now even better. The highlights: features 21 expanded and updated installments of "Jim Blinn's Corner," dating from 1995 to 2001, and never before published in book form; includes 'deleted scenes' - tangential explorations that didn't make it into the original columns; details how Blinn represented planets in his famous JPL flyby animations; and, explores a wide variety of other topics, from the concrete to the theoretical: assembly language optimization for parallel processors, exotic usage of C++ template instantiation, algebraic geometry, a graphical notation for tensor contraction, and his hopes for a future world.

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