Digital Functions and Data Reconstruction

Digital-Discrete Methods

  • Li M. Chen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Digital Functions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Li M. Chen
      Pages 3-12
    3. Li M. Chen
      Pages 13-22
    4. Li M. Chen
      Pages 39-50
    5. Li M. Chen
      Pages 51-63
  3. Digital-Discrete Data Reconstruction

  4. Advanced Topics

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 203-207

About this book


Digital Functions and Data Reconstruction: Digital-Discrete Methods provides a solid foundation to the theory of digital functions and its applications to image data analysis, digital object deformation, and data reconstruction. This new method has a unique feature in that it is mainly built on discrete mathematics with connections to classical methods in mathematics and computer sciences.

Digitally continuous functions and gradually varied functions were developed in the late 1980s. A. Rosenfeld (1986) proposed digitally continuous functions for digital image analysis, especially to describe the “continuous” component in a digital image, which usually indicates an object. L. Chen (1989) invented gradually varied functions to interpolate a digital surface when the boundary appears to be continuous. In theory, digitally continuous functions are very similar to gradually varied functions. Gradually varied functions are more general in terms of being functions of real numbers; digitally continuous functions are easily extended to the mapping from one digital space to another. 

This will be the first book about digital functions, which is an important modern research area for digital images and digitalized data processing, and provides an introduction and comprehensive coverage of digital function methods. Digital Functions and Data Reconstruction: Digital-Discrete Methods offers scientists and engineers who deal with digital data a highly accessible, practical, and mathematically sound introduction to the powerful theories of digital topology and functional analysis, while avoiding the more abstruse aspects of these topics.


3D data reconstruction Curve and surface fitting Digital function Digital geometry Digital-discrete method Gradually varied function Image segmentation Partial differential equation Smooth function

Authors and affiliations

  • Li M. Chen
    • 1
  1. 1.The University of the District of ColumbWashingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-5637-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-5638-4
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