This book is intended to give students at the advanced undergraduate or introductory
graduate level, and researchers in computer vision, robotics and computer
graphics, a self-contained introduction to the geometry of three-dimensional (3-
D) vision. This is the study of the reconstruction of 3-D models of objects from
a collection of 2-D images. An essential prerequisite for this book is a course
in linear algebra at the advanced undergraduate level. Background knowledge
in rigid-body motion, estimation and optimization will certainly improve the
reader's appreciation of the material but is not critical since the first few chapters
and the appendices provide a review and summary of basic notions and results on
This book introduces the geometry of 3-D vision, that is, the reconstruction of 3-D models of objects from a collection of 2-D images. It details the classic theory of two view geometry and shows that a more proper tool for studying the geometry of multiple views is the so-called rank consideration of the multiple view matrix. It also develops practical reconstruction algorithms and discusses possible extensions of the theory.
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