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## Overview of the different strata

The properties of the different strata are briefly summarized in Table 2.1 . The different geometric strata are presented. The number of degrees of freedom, transformations and the specific invariants are given for each stratum. Figure 2.5 gives an example of an object which is equivalent to a cube under the different geometric ambiguities. Note from the figure that for purposes of visualization at least a metric level should be reached (i.e. is perceived as a cube).

Table 2.1: Number of degrees of freedom, transformations and invariants corresponding to the different geometric strata (the coefficients form orthonormal matrices)
ambiguity DOF transformation invariants
projective 15
 cross-ratio
affine 12
 relative distances along direction parallelism plane at infinity
metric 7
 relative distances angles absolute conic
Euclidean 6
 absolute distances

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Marc Pollefeys 2002-11-22