CS 4465 - Computer Graphics
Section 101 Course Syllabus - Spring 2004
(http://www.cs.appstate.edu/~rt/cs4465_s04/)

Professor: Dr. Rahman Tashakkori, e-mail: rt@cs.appstate.edu
Office: CAP 121, Office Phone: 262-7009
Office Hours: MWF: 8:30-10:00, MWF:11:00 - 1:00, and Open Door Policy
Class Time/Location: Monday 1:00 - 1:50/CAP 110
Final Exam: Tuesday, May 4, 2004 Noon-2:30 PM
Course Description:
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, antialiasing, model-view and projection transformations, light and shading, and hidden surface removal. Prerequisites: CS3460 (Data Structures) and MAT2240 (Linear Algebra). I strongly believe students need a C or better in Data Structures to do well in this course.

Topics Covered:
We will try to cover most of chapters 1 - 7, 9 and 10 in our text.

Text:
Ed Angel, Interactive Computer Graphics, 3rd ed., Addison Wesley, 2002.
Grading Policy
Your grade will be determined by the following components:


Attendance is required; each unexcused absence after the first three will lower your term average by 2 points. All assignments are due at the start of class on the due date; a significant fraction of the possible credit will be subtracted for late submissions, and no late submissions will be accepted after the assignment solution is discussed in class. Homework assignments and announcements will usually be posted on our Web page; you are responsible for checking this page at least once after each class.

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 term.


Click on the link to view the academic calendar: Spring 2004 Academic Calendar