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4 B-splines We have seen above that a quadratie polynomial F and its palar form f is eompletely defined by its Bezier points b o = f(r,r), b l = f(r,s), and b 2 = f(s,s). Let be a non-deereasing sequenee of real numberso We wish to show that F ean equally well be defined by its de Boor points do=f(q,r), dl=f(r,s), andd 2 =f(s,t). t [r, sl, [q, sl, and [r, tl. a similar argument as above shows F(u) f(u, u) U) s-r ( S - (~) f(q,r) s-q +{(s - U) (u - q) s-r s-q + (U - r) (tt-r - U)}f(r,s) s-r U- rr) (Ut _- rr) f(s, t), + (s - and F is in fact eompletely determined by the points f(q,r), f(r,s), and f(s,t).

An analysis of the finite element method. Prentice-Hall, Englewood Clifrs, 1973. 3 A Geometric Approach to Bezier eUryeS Hans-Peter Seidel ABSTRACT Using techniques from elassical geometry we present a purely geometric approaeh to Bezier curves and B-splines. The approaeh is based on the intersection of osculating flats: The osculating 1-flat is simply the tangent line, the osculating 2-flat is the osculating plane, etc. The intersection of osculating flats leads to the so-called palar form. We discuss the main properties of the polar form and show how polar forms lead to a simple new labeling scheme for Bezier curves and B-splines.

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