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Straightening polygonal arcs and convexifying polygonal cycles
 DISCRETE & COMPUTATIONAL GEOMETRY
, 2000
"... Consider a planar linkage, consisting of disjoint polygonal arcs and cycles of rigid bars joined at incident endpoints (polygonal chains), with the property that no cycle surrounds another arc or cycle. We prove that the linkage can be continuously moved so that the arcs become straight, the cycles ..."
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Consider a planar linkage, consisting of disjoint polygonal arcs and cycles of rigid bars joined at incident endpoints (polygonal chains), with the property that no cycle surrounds another arc or cycle. We prove that the linkage can be continuously moved so that the arcs become straight, the cycles become convex, and no bars cross while preserving the bar lengths. Furthermore, our motion is piecewisedifferentiable, does not decrease the distance between any pair of vertices, and preserves any symmetry present in the initial configuration. In particular, this result settles the wellstudied carpenter’s rule conjecture.
RIGIDITY AND SCENE ANALYSIS
"... Rigidity and flexibility of frameworks (motions preserving lengths of bars) and scene analysis (liftings from plane polyhedral pictures to spatial polyhedra) are two core examples of a general class of geometric problems: (a) Given a discrete configuration of points,lines,planes,... in Euclidean spa ..."
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Rigidity and flexibility of frameworks (motions preserving lengths of bars) and scene analysis (liftings from plane polyhedral pictures to spatial polyhedra) are two core examples of a general class of geometric problems: (a) Given a discrete configuration of points,lines,planes,... in Euclidean space,
Planar Minimally Rigid Graphs and PseudoTriangulations
, 2003
"... Pointed pseudotriangulations are planar minimally rigid graphs embedded in the plane with pointed vertices (incident to an angle larger than π). In this paper we prove that the opposite statement is also true, namely that planar minimally rigid graphs always admit pointed embeddings, even under cer ..."
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Pointed pseudotriangulations are planar minimally rigid graphs embedded in the plane with pointed vertices (incident to an angle larger than π). In this paper we prove that the opposite statement is also true, namely that planar minimally rigid graphs always admit pointed embeddings, even under certain natural topological and combinatorial constraints. The proofs yield efficient embedding algorithms. They also provide—to the best of our knowledge—the first algorithmically effective result on graph embeddings with oriented matroid constraints other than convexity of faces.
Multitriangulations as complexes of star polygons
, 2007
"... Maximal (k+1)crossingfree graphs on a planar point set in convex position, that is, ktriangulations, have received attention in recent literature, with motivation coming from several interpretations of them. We introduce a new way of looking at ktriangulations, namely as complexes of star poly ..."
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Maximal (k+1)crossingfree graphs on a planar point set in convex position, that is, ktriangulations, have received attention in recent literature, with motivation coming from several interpretations of them. We introduce a new way of looking at ktriangulations, namely as complexes of star polygons. With this tool we give new, direct, proofs of the fundamental properties of ktriangulations, as well as some new results. This interpretation also opensup new avenues of research, that we briefly explore in the last section.
The zigzag path of a pseudotriangulation
 IN PROC. 8TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON ALGORITHMS AND DATA STRUCTURES (WADS
, 2003
"... We define the path of a pseudotriangulation, a data structure generalizing the path of a triangulation of a point set. This structure allows us to use divideandconquer type of approaches for suitable (i.e. decomposable) problems on pseudotriangulations. We illustrate this method by presenting a ..."
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We define the path of a pseudotriangulation, a data structure generalizing the path of a triangulation of a point set. This structure allows us to use divideandconquer type of approaches for suitable (i.e. decomposable) problems on pseudotriangulations. We illustrate this method by presenting a novel algorithm that counts the number of pseudotriangulations of a point set.
Convexity Minimizes PseudoTriangulations
 Computational Geometry: Theory and Applications
, 2002
"... The number of minimum pseudotriangulations is minimized for point sets in convex position. ..."
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The number of minimum pseudotriangulations is minimized for point sets in convex position.
PseudoTriangulations  a Survey
 CONTEMPORARY MATHEMATICS
"... A pseudotriangle is a simple polygon with exactly three convex vertices, and a pseudotriangulation is a facetoface tiling of a planar region into pseudotriangles. Pseudotriangulations appear as data structures in computational geometry, as planar barandjoint frameworks in rigidity theory an ..."
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A pseudotriangle is a simple polygon with exactly three convex vertices, and a pseudotriangulation is a facetoface tiling of a planar region into pseudotriangles. Pseudotriangulations appear as data structures in computational geometry, as planar barandjoint frameworks in rigidity theory and as projections of locally convex surfaces. This survey of current literature includes combinatorial properties and counting of special classes, rigidity theoretical results, representations as polytopes, straightline drawings from abstract versions called combinatorial pseudotriangulations, algorithms and applications of pseudotriangulations.
Binary labelings for plane quadrangulations and their relatives
, 2008
"... Motivated by the bijection between Schnyder labelings of a plane triangulation and partitions of its inner edges into three trees, we look for binary labelings for quadrangulations (whose edges can be partitioned into two trees). Our labeling resembles many of the properties of Schnyder’s one for tr ..."
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Motivated by the bijection between Schnyder labelings of a plane triangulation and partitions of its inner edges into three trees, we look for binary labelings for quadrangulations (whose edges can be partitioned into two trees). Our labeling resembles many of the properties of Schnyder’s one for triangulations: Apart from being in bijection with tree decompositions, paths in these trees allow to define the regions of a vertex such that counting faces in them yields an algorithm for embedding the quadrangulation, in this case on a 2book. Furthermore, as Schnyder labelings have been extended to 3connected plane graphs, we are able to extend our labeling from quadrangulations to a larger class of 2connected bipartite graphs. Finally, we propose a binary labeling for Laman graphs.
The polytope of noncrossing graphs on a planar point set
, 2003
"... For any finite set A of n points in R 2, we define a (3n − 3)dimensional simple polyhedron whose face poset is isomorphic to the poset of “noncrossing marked graphs” with vertex set A, where a marked graph is defined as a geometric graph together with a subset of its vertices. The poset of noncr ..."
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For any finite set A of n points in R 2, we define a (3n − 3)dimensional simple polyhedron whose face poset is isomorphic to the poset of “noncrossing marked graphs” with vertex set A, where a marked graph is defined as a geometric graph together with a subset of its vertices. The poset of noncrossing graphs on A appears as the complement of the star of a face in that polyhedron. The polyhedron has a unique maximal bounded face, of dimension 2ni + n − 3 where ni is the number of points of A in the interior of conv(A). The vertices of this polytope are all the pseudotriangulations of A, and the edges are flips of two types: the traditional diagonal flips (in pseudotriangulations) and the removal or insertion of a single edge. As a byproduct of our construction we prove that all pseudotriangulations are infinitesimally rigid graphs.