We show that the size of the perimeter of (α,β)-covered objects is a linear function of the diameter. Specifically, for an (α,β)- covered object O, per(O)≤c diam(O)/ αβsin2α, for a positive constant c. One easy consequence of the result is that every point on the boundary of such an object sees a constant fraction of the boundary. Locally γ-fat objects are a generalization of (α,β){covered objects. We show that no such relationship between perimeter and diameter can hold for locally γ-fat objects.

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Conference 22nd Annual Canadian Conference on Computational Geometry, CCCG 2010
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Bose, P, Cheong, O. (Otfried), & Dujmović, V. (2010). On the perimeter of fat objects. Presented at the 22nd Annual Canadian Conference on Computational Geometry, CCCG 2010.