Digital lines with irrational slopes
2007 (English)In: Theoretical Computer Science, ISSN 0304-3975, Vol. 377, no 1-3, 157-169 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
How to construct a digitization of a straight line and how to be able to recognize a straight line in a set of pixels are very important topics in computer graphics. The aim of the present paper is to give a mathematically exact and consistent description of digital straight lines according to Rosenfeld's definition. The digitizations of lines with slopes 0 < a < 1, where a is irrational, are considered. We formulate a definition of digitization runs, and formulate and prove theorems containing necessary and sufficient conditions for digital straightness. The proof was successfully constructed using only methods of elementary mathematics. The developed and proved theory can be used in research into the theory of digital lines, their symmetries, translations, etc.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. Vol. 377, no 1-3, 157-169 p.
Digital geometry, Theory of digital lines, Irrational slope, Continued fractions
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-12821DOI: 10.1016/j.tcs.2007.02.037ISI: 000247279200013OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-12821DiVA: diva2:40590