We introduce a new notion of 'neighbors' in geometric permutations. We conjecture that the maximum number of neighbors in a set S of n pairwise disjoint convex bodies in R(d) is O(n), and we prove this conjecture for d=2. We show that if the set of pairs of neighbors in a set S is of size N, then S admits at most O(N d-1) geometric permutations. Hence, we obtain an alternative proof of a linear upper bound on the number of geometric permutations for any finite family of pairwise disjoint convex bodies in the plane.
- Geometric permutations
- Line transversals
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Theoretical Computer Science
- Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics