## Combinatorial Geometry (1995)

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### BibTeX

@MISC{Agarwal95combinatorialgeometry,

author = {P. K. Agarwal},

title = {Combinatorial Geometry},

year = {1995}

}

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### Abstract

Abstract. Let P be a set of n points in ~d (where d is a small fixed positive integer), and let F be a collection of subsets of ~d, each of which is defined by a constant number of bounded degree polynomial inequalities. We consider the following F-range searching problem: Given P, build a data structure for efficient answering of queries of the form, "Given a 7 ~ F, count (or report) the points of P lying in 7." Generalizing the simplex range searching techniques, we give a solution with nearly linear space and preprocessing time and with O(n 1- x/b+~) query time, where d < b < 2d- 3 and ~> 0 is an arbitrarily small constant. The acutal value of b is related to the problem of partitioning arrangements of algebraic surfaces into cells with a constant description complexity. We present some of the applications of F-range searching problem, including improved ray shooting among triangles in ~3 1.