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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 33 (1999), Issue 1-4, Pages 365-373

The de la Vallée Poussin Standard Orientation Density Function

Mathematical Geology and Computer Sciences in Geology, Bergakademie Freiberg University of Technology, Freiberg/SA D-09599, Germany

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The de la Vallée Poussin standard orientation density function νκ(ω)=C(κ)cos2κ(ω/2) is discussed with emphasis on the finiteness of its harmonic series expansion which, advantageously distinguishes it from other known standard functions. Given its halfwidth, the de la Vallée Poussin standard orientation density function allows, for example, to tabulate the degree of series expansion into harmonics required for its exact representation.