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A geometric graph is ;I g~.aph G = (V, E) drawn in the plane, such that V is a point set in general position and E is a set of straight-line segments whose endpoints belong to I,'. We study the following extremal problem for geometric graphs: How many arbitrary edges can be removed from a complete geometric graph with n vertices such that the remaining… (More)

We study a generalization of the classical problem of the illumination of polygons. Instead of modeling a light source we model a wireless device whose radio signal can penetrate a given number k of walls. We call these objects k-modems and study the minimum number of k-modems sufficient and sometimes necessary to illuminate monotone and monotone orthogonal… (More)

This paper concerns about energy-efficient broadcasts in mobile ad hoc networks, yet in a model where each station moves on the plane with uniform rec-tilinear motion. Such restriction is imposed to discern which issues arise from the introduction of movement in the wireless ad hoc networks. Given a transmission range assignment for a set of n stations S,… (More)

Given an ordered set of points and an ordered set of geometric objects in the plane, we are interested in finding a non-crossing matching between point-object pairs. In this paper, we address the algorithmic problem of determining whether a non-crossing matching exists between a given point-object pair. We show that when the objects we match the points to… (More)

Let P be a set of n points in general and convex position in the plane. Let Dn be the graph whose vertex set is the set of all line segments with endpoints in P , where disjoint segments are adjacent. The chromatic number of this graph was first studied by Araujo et al. [CGTA, 2005]. The previous best bounds are 3n 4 ≤ χ(Dn) < n − n 2 (ignoring lower order… (More)

Let S be a set of n points in the plane in general position, that is, no three points of S are on a line. We consider an Erd˝ os-type question on the least number h k (n) of convex k-holes in S, and give improved lower bounds on

Let cr(Kn) be the minimum number of crossings over all rectilin-ear drawings of the complete graph on n vertices on the plane. In this paper we prove that cr(Kn) < 0.380473 n 4 + Θ(n 3); improving thus on the previous best known upper bound. This is done by obtaining new rectilinear drawings of Kn for small values of n, and then using known constructions to… (More)

1 Let P be a simple polygon on the plane. Two vertices of P are visible if 2 the open line segment joining them is contained in the interior of P. In this 3 paper we study the following questions posed in [5, 6]: (1) Is it true that 4 every non-convex simple polygon has a vertex that can be continuously 5 moved such that during the process no vertex-vertex… (More)