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The method is to keep another stack which holds a list of all nodes with no edges entering them. Each time the stack is popped, we delete that node and any edges leaving that node, from the network. If this process throws up further nodes with no edges entering them, then these are also pushed on the stack. After n pops, we have a topological ordering: if the stack becomes empty before this point then the graph has a cycle, and is therefore not a network. 1JataStructures 37 This method is fundamental to the hidden surface algorithm of chapter 13, where the nodes represent polygonal facets, and the edges denote overlapping relationships between facets.

Direction Vectors * Returning to the use of a vector (d = (x, y) (0, 0), say) representing a direction. J(x 2 + y 2 ), y/v(x 2 + y 2 ))with unit modulus. l from p. Now consider the angles made by direction vectors with various fixed directions. Suppose that 8 is the angle between the line joining 0 (the origin) to d = (x, y), and the positive x-axis measured anti~clockwise from the positive x-axis. 4. If d is a unit vector (that is, if I d I = 1) then d = (cos 8, sin 8). Note that sin 8 = cos (8 - rr/2) for all values of e.

3 as previously indicated. F. 11 Use this routine in a program which draws a field of 'flowers', each flower consisting of a thin rectangular (green) stem with multicoloured Spirograph petals. 2 Data Structures In the previous chapter we saw examples of subscripted variables or arrays. Now we are going to discuss the general use in computer graphics of this and other abstract data structures, and in particular the implementation in Pascal of those structures that are necessary for the more complex algorithms given in this book.