Fractal Surfaces as Models of Physical Matches

    Volume 31, Issue 4 (October 1986)

    ISSN: 0022-1198


    Published Online: 1 October 1986

    Page Count: 4

    Thornton, JI
    Professor of forensic science, Forensic Science Group Department of Biomedical and Environmental Health Sciences, Berkeley, CA

    (Received 26 October 1985; accepted 24 February 1986)


    Computer-generated fractal surfaces may be used as models of evidence physical matches. The complexity of the model surface, and by extension, the degree of uniqueness of the surface, may be expressed in terms of the time required for the calculation of the surface parameters.

    Paper ID: JFS11922J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11922J

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    Title Fractal Surfaces as Models of Physical Matches
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    Committee E30