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Calculation of potato tuber surface area


A method for calculating the surface area of potatoes by measuring the major and minor semi-axes of potato tubers is described. Surface areas calculated by use of the equation correlate highly with measured surface areas of the same tubers.

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Maurer, A.R., Eaton, G.W. Calculation of potato tuber surface area. American Potato Journal 48, 82–87 (1971).

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  • Potato Tuber
  • AMERICAN Potato Journal
  • Geometric Form
  • Measure Surface Area
  • Prolate Spheroid