
15462 Computer Graphics I
Spring 2002 
Frank Pfenning 
TuTh 10:3011:50 
WeH 7500 
12 units 
This course provides a basic introduction to Computer Graphics.
Some undergraduate followup courses such as Computer Graphics II
and Computer Animation are offered on a regular basis.
Prerequisites: 15213 Introduction to Computer
Systems, 21241 Matrix Algebra, 21259 Calculus in Three Dimensions,
or equivalents.
What's New?
Class Material
Schedule 
Lecture schedule, slides, readings, and code 
Assignments 
Details of assignments, due dates, and policies 
Software 
Libraries and hints on programming environment 
Resources 
Other course and graphics resources 
Course Information
Lectures 
TuTh 10:3011:50, WeH 7500. 
Office Hours 
Wed 2:303:30, WeH 8117.

Textbook 
Interactive Computer Graphics: A TopDown Approach with OpenGL,
with OpenGL Primer Package
by Edward Angel.
Hardcover  842 pages 2nd edition (June 25, 2001),
AddisonWesley Publishing; ISBN: 0201748924.
Publisher's information, Author Support.

Credit 
12 units 
Grading 
45% Programming Assignments, 20% Written Assignments,
10% Midterm Exam, 25% Final Exam. 
Assignments 
Programming assignments are 2 weeks each, given out and due on Thursday.
Written assignments are 1 week each, given out and due on Thursday in class.
Homework can be handed in up to 1 day late, for a 20% penalty.

Midterm 
Tue Mar 5 in class.
The midterm is closed book and laptop, one doublesided sheet of notes permitted.

Final 
Mon May 6, 1:004:00.
The final will be open book, closed laptop.

Home 
http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~fp/courses/graphics/ 
Newsgroup 
news:cmu.cs.class.cs462 
Directories 
/afs/andrew/scs/cs/15462/students/andrew_id/ for submission of assignments,
/afs/cs/academic/class/15462/ for other resources.

Instructor

Frank Pfenning 
Contact 
fp@cs or x86343 
Office 
Wean Hall 8117 
Office Hours 
Wed 2:303:30 or by appointment 
Teaching Assistants

Michael Henson 
John Ketchpaw 
Shayan Sarkar 
Contact 
mwh@andrew.cmu.edu 
kungfu@cmu.edu 
ssarkar@andrew.cmu.edu 
Lab Hours 
Wed 6:008:00 
Mon 6:008:00 
Thu 4:306:30 
Location 
Graphics Lab, Wean Hall 5336 
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