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The determination of convex bodies from the mean of random sections

  • Paul Goodey (a1) and Wolfgang Weil (a2)

Random sectioning of particles (compact sets in ℝ3 with interior points) is a familiar procedure in stereology where it is used to estimate particle quantities like volume or surface area from planar or linear sections (see, for example, the survey [23] or the book [20]). In the following, we study the problem whether the whole shape of a convex particle K can be estimated from random sections. If E is an IUR (isotropic, uniform, random) line or plane intersecting K then the intersection Xk = KE is a (k-dimensional, k = 1 or 2) random set. It is clear that the distribution of Xk determines K uniquely and that if E1,…, En are such flats, the most natural estimator for K would be the convex hull

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Mathematical Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society
  • ISSN: 0305-0041
  • EISSN: 1469-8064
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