By Joseph O'Rourke

Paintings gallery theorems and algorithms are so referred to as simply because they relate to difficulties concerning the visibility of geometrical shapes and their inner surfaces. This publication explores generalizations and specializations in those components. one of the displays are lately stumbled on theorems on orthogonal polygons, polygons with holes, external visibility, visibility graphs, and visibility in 3 dimensions. the writer formulates many open difficulties and gives numerous conjectures, supplying arguments that could be by means of somebody conversant in easy graph idea and algorithms. This paintings should be utilized to robotics and synthetic intelligence in addition to different fields, and should be specifically valuable to laptop scientists operating with computational and combinatorial geometry.

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Convex Quadrilateralization That a polygon can be partitioned with diagonals into triangles is almost obvious, perhaps because connecting any two vertices that can see one another is a valid first step in forming a triangulation: no care is required. Such is not the case with convex quadrilateralization: considerable care is required. Grouping pairs of triangles from a triangulation is not sufficient, as shown by Fig. 1a: no pairing of triangles in the illustrated triangulation leads to a convex quadrilateralization.

The horizontal lines partition the polygon into trapezoids, or triangles, which can be considered degenerate trapezoids. Each trapezoid T is "supported" on its top and bottom sides by a vertex of P. The vertices v of P that violate monotonicity in the >>-direction are those that lie on the interior of a horizontal segment. Connecting each such v to the unique w that is the other support vertex for T partitions P into pieces monotone with respect to v. This is also illustrated in Fig. 23. Chazelle and Incerpi compute the trapezoidization of a polygon by divide-and-conquer.

4 shows an example. A precise technical definition of the class is: a orthogonal polygon on a Riemann surface corresponding to a function with singularities outside of itself. We note that the triangulation theorem could be similarly extended to the analogous class of unrestricted polygons. Geometric Lemmas The first lemma permits degeneracies to be ignored. 2. KAHN, KLAWE, KLEITMAN PROOF 35 same horizontal or vertical coordinate. In the remainder of the section we will often shorten "orthogonal polygon" to "polygon" when there is no possibility of confusion.