## Planar Separators and Parallel Polygon Triangulation (1992)

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### BibTeX

@MISC{Goodrich92planarseparators,

author = {Michael T. Goodrich},

title = {Planar Separators and Parallel Polygon Triangulation},

year = {1992}

}

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### Abstract

We show how to construct an O( p n)-separator decomposition of a planar graph G in O(n) time. Such a decomposition defines a binary tree where each node corresponds to a subgraph of G and stores an O( p n)-separator of that subgraph. We also show how to construct an O(n ffl )-way decomposition tree in parallel in O(log n) time so that each node corresponds to a subgraph of G and stores an O(n 1=2+ffl )-separator of that subgraph. We demonstrate the utility of such a separator decomposition by showing how it can be used in the design of a parallel algorithm for triangulating a simple polygon deterministically in O(log n) time using O(n= log n) processors on a CRCW PRAM. Keywords: Computational geometry, algorithmic graph theory, planar graphs, planar separators, polygon triangulation, parallel algorithms, PRAM model. 1 Introduction Let G = (V; E) be an n-node graph. An f(n)-separator is an f(n)-sized subset of V whose removal disconnects G into two subgraphs G 1 and G 2 each...