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Visit this site: http://www.ipfw.edu/math/Coffman/steinersurface.html

Author:Adam Coffman
Description: Equations and graphics of Steiner surfaces: algebraic varieties with quadratic rational parametrizations. The classification includes quartic models of the projective plane, ruled cubics, and quadric surfaces. Steiner surface patches can be used in computer graphics, particularly ray-tracing. This site lists all the different geometric types of Steiner surfaces; the mathematical setting for describing the entire surface is projective geometry.

Levels: Research
Languages: English
Math Topics: Algebraic Geometry, Projective Geometry

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