Paul de Casteljau

Engineer, Person

1930 –

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Who is Paul de Casteljau?

Paul de Casteljau is a French physicist and mathematician. In 1959, while working at Citroën, he developed an algorithm for evaluating calculations on a certain family of curves, which would later be formalized and popularized by engineer Pierre Bézier, and the curves called De Casteljau curve or Bézier curves. De Casteljau's algorithm is widely used, with some modifications, as it is the most robust and numerically stable method for evaluating polynomials. Other methods, such as Horner's method and forward differencing, are faster for calculating single points but are less robust. De Casteljau's algorithm is still very fast for subdividing a De Casteljau curve or Bézier curve into two curve segments at an arbitrary parametric location.

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Born
Nov 19, 1930
Besançon
Nationality
  • France
Profession
Education
  • École Normale Supérieure

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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