Tag Archives: Mathematics

Otsu’s method for image thresholding explained and implemented

The process of separating the foreground pixels from the background is called thresholding. There are many ways of achieving optimal thresholding and one of the ways is called the Otsu’s method, proposed by Nobuyuki Otsu. Otsu’s method[1] is a variance-based technique to find the threshold value where the weighted variance between the foreground and background …

Understanding Graham scan algorithm for finding the Convex hull of a set of Points

convex hull

Convex Hull is one of the fundamental algorithms in Computational geometry used in many computer vision applications like Collision avoidance in Self Driving Cars, Shape analysis and Hand Gesture-recognition, etc. By Definition, A Convex Hull is the smallest convex set that encloses a given set of points. For Example, Given a set of points P …

Deriving the famous Euler’s formula through Taylor Series

Euler's formula

Euler’s formula is often coined the most remarkable formula in mathematics. It combines the seemingly unrelated exponential functions, imaginary numbers, and trigonometric functions into a single aesthetically pleasing and beautiful equation. We see five numbers (e, i, π, 0, and 1) that we are familiar with as well as three simple operations (exponentiation, multiplication, and …