CS 4465 - Computer Graphics
Section 101 Course Syllabus -
Rahman Tashakkori, e-mail:
rt AT cs DOT appstate DOT edu
Office: CAP 121, Office
Office Hours: MWF: 8:30-10:00, and 11:00-12:00
Class Time/Location: Monday 1:00 -
Course URL: (http://www.cs.appstate.edu/~rt/cs4465/s09/)
Final Exam: Friday, May 1, 2009 from 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Fundamental concepts of computer graphics. Topics include hardware and
software systems, scan conversion of graphics primitives, color and
color perception, modeling of curves and surfaces, clipping,
anti-aliasing, model-view and projection transformations, light and
shading, and hidden surface removal. Prerequisites: CS3460 (Data
Structures) and MAT2240 (Linear Algebra).
Note: Permissions were given to students with good grades in Calc II
and CS2440 to register for the course.
We will try to cover most of chapters 1 - 7, 9 and 10 in the textbook.
Graphics Systems and Models
Input and Interaction
Geometric Objects and Transformations
Object Oriented Modeling
Curves and Surfaces
Ed Angel, Interactive Computer Graphics, 4th ed., Addison
The Red Book
Your grade will be determined by the following components:
Two exams, 15% each.
Final exam, 20%
Projects 20%. (you
won't pass the course without a passing grade in the project)
Quizzes and Class Attendance (usually unannounced), 10%.
Attendance is required; each
unexcused absence after the first three will lower your semester
average by 3 points.
All assignments are due at the beginning of class on the due date. No
assignment will be accepted once the solution is discussed in class.
All assignments and announcements will usually be posted on our Web
page; you are responsible for checking the course web page at least
once after each class. All
assignments MUST be completed individually.
In addition to the final exam, there will be 2 other exams in this
course, all cumulative. No make-up exams will be given in this
course. If you missed an exam due to an "Extreme circumstances"
such as illnesses, death of a relative, or problems of this nature, you
have to present documents (e.g. a letter from a doctor, a letter from a
hospital, or an obituary from the funeral). In such a case, your
final exam's grade will be used for the missed exam.
We'll have a mix of announced and unannounced quizzes throughout
The final project is usually a game, a simulation, modeling, or an
animation that you will develop using OpenGL. All projects must
be completed individually. I may assign the same project to the
entire class or may allow a student to work on a project with his prior
approval. Note that a
student without a passing grade in the project will not receive a
passing grade for the course.
Click on the link to view the academic calendar: Academic