Bookcover of On a Class of 3SUM-HARD problems in Computational
Geometry
Booktitle:
On a Class of 3SUM-HARD problems in Computational
Geometry
Cutting a polygon with a line
VDM Verlag Dr. Müller
(2009-05-20
)
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ISBN-13:
978-3-639-15837-3
ISBN-10:
3639158377
EAN:
9783639158373
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
Given a simple polygon P and an integer K > 1, we
want to compute the set of
straight lines in the Cartesian plane that cut this
polygon into exactly K simple
polygons. We call this set of lines a K-separator and
call this problem the K-separator
problem.
We present an algorithm that finds the K-separators
of an n-vertex simple polygon,
for all K > 0, in O(n2) total time.
We prove that the decision problem given an integer K
> 2 and an edge of the
polygon, is there a line through this edge that cuts
the polygon in exactly K pieces?, is
3SUM-HARD. For the special case when K = 2, we show
that the decision problem
can be solved in O(n log(n)) time.
Several other complexity results may be obtained. We
suspect that the problem
of finding the cell of maximum depth is also
3SUM-hard, and as a corollary the
problem of identifying the line that cuts the polygon
in the maximum possible number
of pieces is also 3SUM-hard.