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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 4, Issue 4, Pages 189-200

The Resolution of Orientation Space With Reference to Pole-Figure Resolution

Aluterv-Fki, Budapest, Hungary

Received 26 September 1980; Accepted 12 December 1980

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The orientation distribution function depends on the measured pole-figure data structure. With reference to the divisions of the pole-figure the orientation space is divided into classes, such that contain orientations indistinguishable on the basis of pole-figure data. These classes should refer to distinguishable values of the orientation distribution function. Divisions of orientation space are considered in formulating the fundamental equation of texture analysis. Probabilistic interpretation of the fundamental equation is formulated.