Accession Number : AD0726526

Title :   An Algorithm for Drawing Circles with Digital Hardware.

Descriptive Note : Physical sciences research papers,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS

Personal Author(s) : Radoy,Charles H.

Report Date : 13 APR 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : There is an algorithm for drawing conic sections that consists of a simple basic loop and substantial change-of-octant computations. It is shown that a complete circle can be drawn using only the digital hardware required for the basic conic loop. Further, it is possible to structure this circle-drawing algorithm such that no additional computation time is needed at octant change points. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, GEOMETRIC FORMS), ALGORITHMS, RINGS, FLOW CHARTING, GRAPHICS

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE