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Page 1 of 8 Name:___________________________ Midterm Exam Introduction to Computer Graphics CS 445/645 October 15, 2002 Professor Brogan Time Limit: 1 hour and 15 minutes Reference Materials: Closed book, closed notes, no calculator Please write and sign the honor pledge: Notational convention: bold lower case means vector and bold upper case means matrix. (so q is a scalar, q is a vector, and Q is a matrix) All coordinate systems will be assumed right-handed. Note that some questions take longer than others and some questions are worth more than others. Use your time wisely. Because you’re not allowed to use calculators, you should feel free to leave your answers in intermediate forms: unmultiplied, including trig functions, including square roots, cross products etc. Display Technology 1. (2 points) What critical piece of hardware finally became sufficiently affordable that vector displays became undesirable? 2. (2 points) What is the name of this new display process that supplanted vector displays?
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Page 2 of 8 3. (2 points) Did the new system make it easier or more difficult to render a line segment? Why? Did the system make it easier or more difficult to render solid shapes? Why? 4. (2 points) How many flashes of light (flickers) per second do you see on the screen of an American movie theater? How many distinct images can be displayed per second? 5. (2 points) How many fields per second do you see on an American television set?
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