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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 6 (1984), Issue 2, Pages 117-123

Introducing a Conditional Ghost Correction Into the Vector Method

Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA

Received 24 February 1984; Accepted 11 June 1984

Copyright © 1984 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The concept of conditional ghost correction is introduced into the vector method of quantitative texture analysis. The mathematical model actually chosen here reduces the texture problem to one of quadratic programming. Thus, a well defined optimization problem has to be solved, the singular system of linear equations governing the correspondence between pole and orientation distribution being reduced to a set of equality constraints of the restated texture problem. This new mathematical approach in terms of the vector method reveals the modeling character of the solution of the texture problem provided by the vector method completely.