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2. The importance of the order in which matrices are multiplied. 4. As for the first point, to multiply two matrices the number of columns in the first must equal the number of rows in the second. For example a matrix of size 3 × 3 and 3 × 1 may be multiplied giving a matrix of size 3 × 1. However a 4 × 4 and a 3 × 1 matrix cannot be multiplied. This poses a small problem for us because vectors are represented by 3 × 1 matrices and transformations are represented as 4 × 4 matrices. The problem is solved by using homogeneous coordinates in the transformations.

An alternative but effectively similar strategy to that of blending pieces of curves together over a range of points is to insist that at all data points, the slope or gradient of the curve is the same on both sides of the point. 24. 1 Linear interpolation Given two points with position vectors P0 and P1 any point lying on a straight line between them satisfies: p = P0 + µ(P1 − P0 ) 46 2. 26: Basic B´ezier curve with two control points on and two control points off the curve. Choosing µ such that 0 ≤ µ ≤ 1 returns a linearly interpolated point.

In terms of the (x, y, z) coordinates of p three interpolating equations can be written as x y z = = = x0 + µ(x1 − x0 ) y0 + µ(y1 − y0 ) z0 + µ(z1 − z0 ) (x0 , y0 , z0 ) are the coordinates of P0 and (x1 , y1 , z1 ) is P1 . 2 Quadratic interpolation Quadratic interpolation fits a quadratic to three points P0 , P1 and P2 to be taken together. The equation p = (2(P2 − P0 ) − 4(P1 − P0 ))µ2 − ((P2 − P0 ) − 4(P1 − P0 ))µ + P0 gives the point p as µ varies between 0 and 1. When µ = 12 the point is p = P1 and p = P2 is reached when µ = 1.

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