Summary: Extracting Higher Order Critical Points
and Topological Simplification of 3D Vector Fields
Hans-Christian Hege §
Hans-Peter Seidel ¶
(a) 184 first order critical points. The box around the molecule represents
the chosen area for topological simplification.
(b) Topologically simplified representation with one higher order critical
point elucidates the far field behavior of the benzene.
Figure 1: Topological representations of the electrostatic field of the benzene molecule.
This paper presents an approach to extracting and classifying higher
order critical points of 3D vector fields. To do so, we place a closed