• Free Book Going Away Any Minute

    From Noskosteve@21:1/5 to All on Thu Oct 15 15:11:25 2015
    Sorry for the obvious grabber, but it's true...

    Time for what may be the last self-serving, shameless plug for my free book.

    Effective Oct 8 2015 Comcast removed my access to edit the site. It's still there for viewing and book & Sup material, ,downloading (Oct 15 2015). But can GO AWAY AT ANY TIME.
    I probably won't set up a new host. I have received a dozen or so thanks for this work and wish to make it available for others in the future. It can still be found on the Internet Archive (WayBack Machine). The Internet Archive is saving web pages.
    BELOW I have Archive links for my site.

    If anyone wants to host this please grab whatever you want now. I'll send it to anyone upon request in the future, if my site goes away. I can be emailed at noskosteve (at) either yahoo, or gmail (dot) com .

    What is this Book ??

    NEW DOCUMENTS have been ADDED that I did not add to the book and probably never will:
    - Approximating the SINE function with a method based on the Coons quintic function.
    - Maxim Shemanarev's algo for drawing a curve through a series of points using cubic Bezier.
    - Dylan Miller's approximation of an arbitrary circular arc with a cubic Bezier segment.

    "Interpolation and Curves for Graphics" - A Study of Piecewise Polynomial Interpolation Fundamentals And Curve Reference

    This book is *both*
    1 - A study of the fundamentals for a beginner and
    2 - An advanced reference of all common piecewise interpolation types with sample curves to demonstrate the behaviors. It also has a few things that I think derive from new ways of looking at various aspects of the math.

    When I wanted to learn about Piecewise Polynomial Interpolation for the laser light show system I built, I couldn't find a book suitable for me. After much reading and searching on the net a number of years ago, I had many notes, so I put them in order
    and it turned into the book I originally needed. Comments are always welcome via my site, but I probably won't be writing much in the way of additional revisions (time to ship it).

    Background and downloads are here:

    Direct download links AS LONG AS COMCAST leaves the site up:
    http://k9dci.home.comcast.net/~k9dci/Book/Manuscript_Ver_9b.pdf 1.9M
    http://k9dci.home.comcast.net/~k9dci/Book/Appendix_Ver_8b.pdf 1.7M
    Happy fishing...

    PLEASE SEND ANY COMMENTS to me via my web site CONTACT page, or the E-Mail addresses above.
    Cheers, Steve Noskowicz


    INTERNET ARCHIVE COPIES ( "WayBack Machine") Links for My Site and Interpolation Documents

    The overall Internet Archive Log of my site: https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://home.comcast.net/~k9dci/site/

    This looks like the Oct 2 2015 capture: https://web.archive.org/web/20151002232122/http://home.comcast.net/~k9dci/site/

    Direct Archive links. These may take a few more seconds to load from tapes and may come from earlier crawls, but should be the latest versions:

    The Page explaining the SUPPLEMENTAL material not in the book: https://web.archive.org/web/20150930224506/http://home.comcast.net/~k9dci/site/?/page/Piecewise_Polynomial_Interpolation/

    Direct Archive links to the supplemental material:
    Coons Quintic Function Si