Scientific visualization

William R. Sherman, Alan B. Craig, M. Pauline Baker, Colleen Bushell

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The field of scientific visualization is broad and requires technical knowledge and an understanding of many communication issues. This chapter provides information about its evolution, its uses in computational science, and the creative process involved. Also included are descriptions of various software tools currently available and examples of work which illustrate various visualization techniques. Relevant concerns, such as visual perception, representation, audience communication, and information design, are discussed throughout the chapter and are referenced for further investigation. An overview of current research efforts provides insight into the future directions of this field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputer Science Handbook, Second Edition
PublisherCRC Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780203494455
ISBN (Print)9781584883609
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Mathematics(all)


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