Knowledge and understanding:
At the end of the course the student will have consolidated and enlarged the study of surfaces, started in the second year of his degree course.
He will have learnt to recognise and to draw them and to compute their equation.
Besides, the student will show a basic knowledge regarding the activity of NURBS, 3D and solid modelling through software.
He will have acquired the main knowledge for using automatized algorithms to create and analyse curves and surfaces.
Finally, he will have a deeper understanding of the process of data gathering and extrapolation, necessary for the paper he will produce in the final exam.
At the end of the course the student will be able to recognise the surfaces used as roof coverings or in the realization of a design object and to reconstruct the relative equations.
The student will be able to apply such mathematical knowledge to NURBS modelling and to treat NURBS curves, surfaces and solids with the software illustrated.
His space vision and his skill in hand and CAD geometric drawing will have increased.
On getting through the exam the student should have increased the ability to reckon critically which surface has been used in the covering of an already existing building or in the realization of a design object he wants to examine.
He should be able to measure, analyse and reinstate the geometries learnt during the course and to use them properly in his profession as an architect.
He should be able to use autonomously the geometric forms applicable to design and architectural planning.
The student must be able to show clearly the results of his study (done either on an existing building or on a design object) both orally and in written form.
On getting through the exam the student should have acquired the knowledge and capacity to use mathematical surfaces and NURBS modelling to face, in the future, an autonomous analysis of possible applications in a study or a project.