The main areas of the Applications exam are artificial intelligence, computer graphics, and databases. The reading list for the Applications exam is as follows:
S. Russell and P. Norvig, Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach, Prentice-Hall, 3rd edition, 2009.
James D. Foley, Andries van Dam, Steven K. Feiner and John B. Hughes, Computer Graphics: Principles and Practice, 2nd edition, Addison Wesley, 1996, Chapters 1-16.
Gerald Farin, Curves and Surfaces for Computer-Aided Geometric Design, 5th edition, Academic Press, 2001, Chapters 2-6 (Bezier Curves), 14 (Bezier Surfaces), 10 and 19 (Differential Geometry).
H. Garcia-Molina, J.D. Ullman and J. Widom, Database Systems: The Complete Book, Prentice-Hall, 2002, Chapters 1-3, 5-8, 10-18.