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A Quantitative Approach To Skeletal Morphology : Fourier Analysis
Author(s): Pete E. Lestrel
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Paper Abstract

A brief discussion of some of the problems inherent in the quantitative description of complex morphological forms is presented. These include: 1) an accurate measurement of shape, 2) the removal of the confounding effect of size and 3) the application of the procedures of positional orientation and size standardization so that morphological forms can be meaningfully compared. The suitability of Fourier analysis to characterize complex forms of the type encountered in biology is described.

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Date Published: 29 July 1980
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 0166, NATO Symposium on Applications of Human Biostereometrics, (29 July 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.956931
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Pete E. Lestrel, Veterans Administration Hospital (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0166:
NATO Symposium on Applications of Human Biostereometrics
A. M. Coblentz; Robin E. Herron, Editor(s)

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