In this chapter, we present a complete characterization of the smallest sets that block all the simple spanning trees (SSTs) in a complete geometric graph. We also show that if a subgraph is a blocker for all SSTs of diameter at most 4, then it must block all simple spanning subgraphs and, in particular, all SSTs. For convex geometric graphs, we obtain an even stronger result: Being a blocker for all SSTs of diameter at most 3 is already sufficient for blocking all simple spanning subgraphs.
|Title of host publication||Thirty Essays on Geometric Graph Theory|
|Publisher||Springer New York|
|Number of pages||15|
|ISBN (Print)||1461401097, 9781461401094|
|State||Published - 1 Jul 2013|