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O'Rourke, Joseph

Works: 14 works in 171 publications in 4 languages and 4,134 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  Computer poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Joseph O'Rourke
Computational geometry in C by Joseph O'Rourke( Book )

59 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in English and Italian and held by 1,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the newly revised and expanded edition of a popular introduction to the design and implementation of geometry algorithms arising in areas such as computer graphics, robotics, and engineering design. The basic techniques used in computational geometry are all covered: polygon triangulations, convex hulls, Voronoi diagrams, arrangements, geometric searching, and motion planning. The self-contained treatment presumes only an elementary knowledge of mathematics, but reaches topics on the frontier of current research, making it a useful reference for practitioners at all levels. The second edition contains material on several new topics, such as randomized algorithms for polygon triangulation, planar point location, 3D convex hull construction, intersection algorithms for ray-segment and ray-triangle, and point-in-polyhedron. A new 'Sources' chapter points to supplemental literature for readers needing more information on any topic. A novel aspect of the book is the inclusion of working C code for many of the algorithms, with discussion of practical implementation issues
Handbook of discrete and computational geometry by Csaba Tóth( Book )

41 editions published between 1997 and 2018 in English and held by 1,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over the past decade or so, researchers and professionals in discrete geometry and the newer field of computational geometry have developed a highly productive collaborative relationship, where each area benefits from the methods and insights of the other. At the same time that discrete and computational geometry are becoming more closely identified, applications of the results of this work are being used in an increasing number of widely differing areas, from computer graphics and linear programming to manufacturing and robotics. The editors and authors, all respected experts in their fields, have answered the need for a comprehensive handbook for professionals in these and related fields, and for other users of the body of results. The Handbook of Discrete and Computational Geometry brings together, for the first time, all of the major results in both these fields into one volume."--Jacket
How to fold it : the mathematics of linkages, origami, and polyhedra by Joseph O'Rourke( )

12 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What do proteins and pop-up cards have in common? How is opening a grocery bag different from opening a gift box? How can you cut out the letters for a whole word all at once with one straight scissors cut? How many ways are there to flatten a cube? With the help of 200 colour figures, author Joseph O'Rourke explains these fascinating folding problems starting from high school algebra and geometry and introducing more advanced concepts in tangible contexts as they arise. He shows how variations on these basic problems lead directly to the frontiers of current mathematical research and offers ten accessible unsolved problems for the enterprising reader. Before tackling these, you can test your skills on fifty exercises with complete solutions. The book's website,, has dynamic animations of many of the foldings and downloadable templates for readers to fold or cut out"--Provided by publisher
Geometric folding algorithms : linkages, origami, polyhedra by Erik D Demaine( Book )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folding and unfolding problems have been implicit since Albrecht Dürer in the early 1500s, but have only recently been studied in the mathematical literature. Emphasising algorithmic or computational aspects, this treatment of the geometry of folding and unfolding presents over 60 unsolved 'open problems' to spur further research
Art gallery theorems and algorithms by Joseph O'Rourke( Book )

14 editions published in 1987 in English and Italian and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art gallery theorems and algorithms are so called because they relate to problems involving the visibility of geometrical shapes and their internal surfaces. This book explores generalizations and specializations in these areas. Among the presentations are recently discovered theorems on orthogonal polygons, polygons with holes, exterior visibility, visibility graphs, and visibility in three dimensions. The author formulates many open problems and offers several conjectures, providing arguments which may be followed by anyone familiar with basic graph theory and algorithms. This work may be applied to robotics and artificial intelligence as well as other fields, and will be especially useful to computer scientists working with computational and combinatorial geometry
Discrete and computational geometry by Satyan L Devadoss( Book )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discrete geometry is a relatively new development in pure mathematics, while computational geometry is an emerging area in applications-driven computer science. Discrete and Computational Geometry offers an introduction to this cutting-edge frontier of mathematics and computer science.--[book cover]
Toward a science of vocabulary development by Joseph O'Rourke( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of Discrete and Computational Geometry, Second Edition by Csaba Tóth( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

COMBINATORIAL AND DISCRETE GEOMETRYFinite Point Configurations, J. PachPacking and Covering, G. Fejes TóthTilings, D. Schattschneider and M. SenechalHelly-Type Theorems and Geometric Transversals, R. WengerPseudoline Arrangements, J.E. GoodmanOriented Matroids, J. Richter-Gebert and G.M. ZieglerLattice Points and Lattice Polytopes, A. BarvinokNew! Low-Distortion Embeddings of Finite Metric Spaces, P. Indyk and J. MatousekNew! Geometry and Topology of Polygonal Linkages, R. Connelly and E.D. DemaineNew! Geometric Graph Theory, J. PachEuclidean Ramsey Theory, R.L. GrahamDiscrete Aspects of Stoch
Image analysis of human motion by Joseph O'Rourke( )

4 editions published between 1980 and 1988 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Origami no suri : Rinkeji origami tamentai no sugaku by Joseph O'Rourke( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kikatekina ori arugorizumu : Rinkēji origami tamentai by Erik D Demaine( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stationing guards in rectilinear art galleries by Herbert Edelsbrunner( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Polyhedral object models from 3D points by Joseph O'Rourke( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sentences by Charles O Hartman( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"The noted literary scholar and poet Charles O. Hartman discovered a book titled Sentences for analysis and parsing, which was used at the Thayer Street Grammar School in Providence, RI. Harman took this somewhat didactic text and ran it through the TRAVESTY computer program developed by Hugh Kenner and Joseph O'Rourke. Working with Kenner, Hartman then ran the result through his own DIASTEST program, based on the "diastic" writings of poet Jackson Mac Low. The result is a wonderfully eccentric poetry that resembles something between Gertrude Stein and Surrealist automatic writing"--Back cover
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Computational geometry in C
Handbook of discrete and computational geometryHow to fold it : the mathematics of linkages, origami, and polyhedraGeometric folding algorithms : linkages, origami, polyhedraDiscrete and computational geometrySentences
Alternative Names
Joseph O'Rourke informaticien américain

Joseph O'Rourke (professor) Amerikaans informaticus

O'Rourke, J

O'Rourke, Joseph Patrick

オルーク, ジョセフ