Tokuta, Alade O. Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, North Carolina Central University, Durham, North Carolina.
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- Natural and synthetic objects
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A branch of computer science that deals with the theory and techniques of computer-generated images. Computers produce images by analyzing a collection of dots, or pixels (picture elements). Computer graphics is used to enhance the transfer and understanding of information in science, engineering, medicine, education, and business by facilitating the generation, production, and display of synthetic images of natural objects with authentic realism almost indistinguishable from photographs. Computer graphics facilitates the production of images that range in complexity from simple line drawings to three-dimensional reconstructions of data obtained from computerized axial tomography (CAT) scans in medical applications (Fig. 1). See also: Computerized tomography; Medical imaging
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