June 23, 2013
June 23, 2013
June 26, 2013
Computing & Information Technology
23.680.1 - 23.680.10
AbstractWhat math topics should students learn in order to understand theimage processing course? This is perhaps the most commonquestion. The answer depends on the level of the course. If theobjective is to take an introductory course in image processing,then they should have knowledge of algebra, trigonometry andlinear algebra. High school level algebra and trigonometry areprobably the most important areas to know in order to beginlearning about image processing. The subject of linear algebra isused throughout image processing. Any area that is involved innumerical representations of an image is represented by vectors.Vectors and matrices are used commonly in an image processingcourse. Knowledge of calculus is also an important part ofadvanced computer imaging.The detection of lines and curves in an image is a fundamentalproblem in image processing. The problem is often solved by usingthe polar coordinate system. In the simplest case, the picture contains anumber of discrete black points lying on a white background. Theproblem is to detect the presence of groups of collinear figurepoints.In this paper, the use of basic math such as the polar coordinatesystem, for line detection in an image will be considered.
Kavianpour, A., & Kavianpour, B. (2013, June), Image Processing and Math Courses Paper presented at 2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia. 10.18260/1-2--19694
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