In this paper we consider error propagation in geometric constructions from a geometric viewpoint. First we study affine combinations of convex bodies: this has many applications concerning spline curves and surfaces defined by control points. Second, we study in detail the circumcircle of three points in the Euclidean plane. It turns out that the right geometric setting for this problem is Laguerre geometry and the cyclographic mapping, which provides a point model for sets of circles or spheres.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computer Science Applications
- Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering