Commun. Korean Math. Soc. 2002 Vol. 17, No. 2, 331-347 Printed June 1, 2002
Young Joon Ahn Ajou University
Abstract : We characterize the best geometric conic approximation to regular plane curve and verify its uniqueness. Our characterization for the best geometric conic approximation can be applied to degree reduction, offset curve approximation or convolution curve approximation which are very frequently occurred in CAGD(Computer Aided Geometric Design). We also present the numerical results for these applications.