dc.contributor.author Bigdeli, Reza dc.date.accessioned 2022-09-23 20:22:16 (GMT) dc.date.available 2022-09-23 20:22:16 (GMT) dc.date.issued 2022-09-23 dc.date.submitted 2022-09-14 dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10012/18787 dc.description.abstract The flip graph for a set $P$ of points in the plane has a vertex for every triangulation of $P$, and an edge when two triangulations differ by one flip that replaces one triangulation edge by another. The flip graph is known to have some connectivity properties: en (1) the flip graph is connected; (2) connectivity still holds when restricted to triangulations containing some constrained edges between the points; (3) for $P$ in general position of size $n$, the flip graph is $\lceil \frac{n}{2} -2 \rceil$-connected, a recent result of Wagner and Welzl (SODA 2020). We introduce the study of connectivity properties of the flip graph when some edges between points are forbidden. An edge $e$ between two points is a flip cut edge if eliminating triangulations containing $e$ results in a disconnected flip graph. More generally, a set $X$ of edges between points of $P$ is a flip cut set if eliminating all triangulations that contain edges of $X$ results in a disconnected flip graph. The flip cut number of $P$ is the minimum size of a flip cut set. We give a characterization of flip cut edges that leads to an $O(n \log n)$ time algorithm to test if an edge is a flip cut edge and, with that as preprocessing, an $O(n)$ time algorithm to test if two triangulations are in the same connected component of the flip graph. For a set of $n$ points in convex position (whose flip graph is the 1-skeleton of the associahedron) we prove that the flip cut number is $n-3$. dc.language.iso en en dc.publisher University of Waterloo en dc.subject computation geometry en dc.subject graph connectivity en dc.subject combinatorial optimization en dc.title Connectivity Properties of the Flip Graph After Forbidding Triangulation Edges en dc.type Master Thesis en dc.pending false uws-etd.degree.department David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science en uws-etd.degree.discipline Computer Science en uws-etd.degree.grantor University of Waterloo en uws-etd.degree Master of Mathematics en uws-etd.embargo.terms 0 en uws.contributor.advisor Lubiw, Anna uws.contributor.affiliation1 Faculty of Mathematics en uws.published.city Waterloo en uws.published.country Canada en uws.published.province Ontario en uws.typeOfResource Text en uws.peerReviewStatus Unreviewed en uws.scholarLevel Graduate en
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