1R2. Geometry and Topology for Mesh Generation. Cambridge Monographs on Applied and Computational Mathematics. - H Edelsbrunner (Dept of Comput Sci, Duke Univ, Durham NC). Cambridge UP, Cambridge, UK. 2001. 177 pp. ISBN 0-521-79309-2. $44.95.

Reviewed by DJ Benson (Dept of Appl Mech and Eng Sci, UCSD, 9500 Gilman, La Jolla CA 92093-0411).

This textbook is a slim 177 pages that focuses on automatic triangular and tetrahedral mesh generation. Although one might expect from the title that it would cover a broader range of topics, eg, hexahedral meshes and blending functions, the preface clearly states the author’s intentions.

The book is broken into seven chapters, with the first six chapters representing two weeks of lecture each. The sections within the chapter each represent one 75-minute lecture. The book starts with a discussion of Vornoi and Delaunay triangulations, moves on to algorithms...

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