No Quadrangulation is extremely odd
Given a set S of n points in the plane, a quadrangulation of S is a planar subdivision whose vertices are the points of S, whose outer face is the convex hull of S, and every face of the subdivision (except possibly the outer face) is a quadrilateral. We show that S admits a quadrangulation if and only if S does not have an odd number of extreme points. If S admits a quadrangulation, we present an algorithm that computes a quadrangulation of S in O(nlogn) time, which is optimal, even in the presence of collinear points. If S does not admit a quadrangulation, then our algorithm can quadrangulate S with the addition of one extra point, which is optimal. Finally, our results imply that a fc-angulation of a set of points can be achieved with the addition of at most k — 3 extra points within the same time bound.
|Series||Lecture Notes in Computer Science|
Bose, P, & Toussaint, G. (Godfried). (1995). No Quadrangulation is extremely odd. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science.