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convex polygon

[′kän‚veks ′päl·i‚gän]
(mathematics)
A polygon all of whose interior angles are less than or equal to 180°.
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Can minimum convex polygon home ranges be used to draw biologically meaningful conclusions?.
Explanations: n, number of individuals; SD, standard deviation; [MCP.sub.95], 95 % minimum convex polygon; [KDE.sub.95], 95 % Kernel density estimation; [KDE.sub.80], 80 % Kernel density estimation; [KDE.sub.50], 50 % Kernel density estimation.
A comparison of the first-year home range estimates for Bear A calculated by two methods: Minimum convex polygon (MCP) and Brownian Bridge movement model (BBMM).
Notice that Q is a convex polygon if and only if all its vertices are convex.
1, which depicts a convex polygon, and its two horizontal lines of support (lower and upper) at vertices [p.sub.i] and [p.sub.j], respectively.
The remaining part (convex polygon CEFGH) is the new PLA of [U.sub.m+1].
where [psi]([p.sub.i], A), for i = 1, ..., M, is the proportion to 2[pi] of the external angle of convex polygon A at [p.sub.i].
The mean distance between whooping crane chick locations was 264.0 (SE = 12.0) m and mean pre-fledged home range for chicks that survived > 10 days was 40.4 (SE = 11.8) ha (range: 1.6-127.2 ha) and 50.4 (SE = 11.0) ha (range: 3.5-116.3 ha) using the harmonic mean (95%) and minimum convex polygon (100%) methods, respectively.
We used 2 methods to calculate space use by moose: minimum convex polygon (MCP) and utilization distributions (UD) by fixed kernel density estimator.
The diagram formed by outermost points is open region, while the diagram formed by the other points is convex polygon.
Use of space was evaluated by daily home range (DHR) using the Minimum Convex Polygon method, path tortuosity using Fractal D, and percentage of vertical use.
(a) Proposition 1 leads to a computational formula for the mean wedge volume of a convex polygon (Corollary 1) which is much simpler than Eq.