## COM1370 Spring 2003 Final Exam Review-- Prof. Futrelle

### Tuesday 3 June - Closed book/notes

There will be three questions and one extra credit question on the Final Exam.

There will be a question involving 2D transformations using 3x3 matrices
in homogeneous coordinates. You must understand both translation as well
as rotation through simple angles such as π, -π/2, etc. Furthermore,
you must be able to apply these to the points of an object to transform
the object and redraw it in its new position. You must understand
the composition of transforms, especially getting the order right.
The matrix on the right is applied first! Remember that.

There will be a question that gives you an example and asks you to compare
and explain
the Sutherland-Hodgman algorithm used for polygon clipping and
the Cohen-Sutherland algorithm used for line clipping.

There will be a question on illumination.
You should study the basic illumination equation, Equation 16.5 on page 725
of your book. You should be ready to explain the significance of every term
in the equation. You should also know how to compute the inner product
of two vectors (sometimes called the dot product).
You should realize that given the components of two vectors the inner product
can be computed without any recourse to the angle involved or its cosine.
The book treats inner products, with a bit of overkill, in Section A.3.
It doesn't have to be this messy.
In fact, the basics are so simple that practically every discussion of
the inner product on the Web are well beyond the trivial understanding
needed here. This is about as simple as it gets:
http://mathworld.wolfram.com/DotProduct.html

There will be an extra credit question on RGB color.
To answer this, you'll need to understand how the RGB components are varied
to produce bright, pale, dark, and grayed ("distant") colors.
See for example,
http://www.geocities.com/deebeefreebee/colours.html

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