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Duality of orthogonally connected digital surfaces
Author(s): Alasdair McAndrew; Charles F. Osborne
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Paper Abstract

We investigate the notion of duality as it applies to digital surfaces, and in particular to those surfaces which are orthogonally connected. We show how to define and prove a Poincare duality theorem, which relates the homology groups of a surface to its cohomology groups, and how this can be generalized to relative surfaces--a Lefschetz-Poincare duality. We show how a surface can be `refined' to include more points, in such a way that orthogonal connectivity can be used for both the surface and its complement. We then show how to define and prove an Alexander duality theorem, which relates the homology of a surface to the cohomology of its complement, and discuss some of the results of this theorem.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 August 1995
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2573, Vision Geometry IV, (11 August 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.216404
Show Author Affiliations
Alasdair McAndrew, Victoria Univ. of Technology (Australia)
Charles F. Osborne, Monash Univ. (Australia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2573:
Vision Geometry IV
Robert A. Melter; Angela Y. Wu; Fred L. Bookstein; William D. K. Green, Editor(s)

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