Contents
Preface to the English Translation
Prefaces to the German Editions
Preface to the first German Edition
Preface to the second German Edition xiv
Preface to the third German Edition xiv
Part 1. Prologue 1
Chapter 1. Math Becomes a Cult—Description of a Hope
Gero von Randow 3
Part 2. Case Studies 5
Chapter 2. The Mathematics of the Compact Disc
Jack H. van Lint 7
Words and codes 7
A simple example 7
From music to audiobits 9
Reed–Solomon codes 9
The compact disc 12
References 14
Chapter 3. Image Processing and Imaging for Operation Planning in Liver
Surgery
Heinz-Otto Peitgen, Carl Evertsz, Bernhard Preim,
Dirk Selle, Thomas Schindewolf, and Wolf Spindler 15
1. Introduction 15
2. Medical background 16
3. Architecture of a surgery planning system 17
4. Liver and tumor segmentation 18
5. Vessel segmentation and analysis 20
6. Visualization and exploration of the analysed data 23
7. Summary 25
8. Prospect 26
References 26
Chapter 4. The Quickest Path to the Goal
Ralf Borndorfer,
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Martin Grotschel
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and Andreas
Lobel
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1. Historical overture 27
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