Shape measures for triangles

Gerald Farin

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We compare a variety of triangle shape measures using concepts such as smoothness and convexity. We show that one of these measures, the elongation measure, lends itself to an intuitive geometric interpretation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number5669301
Pages (from-to)43-46
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2012


  • Shape
  • circumellipse
  • condition number
  • triangle

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design


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