A Sequence of the Extreme Vertices ova Moving Regular Polyhedron Using Spherical Voronoi Diagrams

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  • 김형석 (동의대학교 컴퓨터응용공학부)
  • Published : 2000.06.01


We present an efficient algorithm for finding the sequence of extreme vortices of a moving regular convex polyhedron of with respect to a fixed plane H.. The algorithm utilizes the spherical Voronoi diagram that results from the outward unit normal vectors nF$_{i}$ 's of faces of P. It is well-known that the Voronoi diagram of n sites in the plane can be computed in 0(nlogn) time, and this bound is optimal. However. exploiting the convexity of P, we are able to construct the spherical Voronoi diagram of nF$_{i}$ ,'s in O(n) time. Using the spherical Voronoi diagram, we show that an extreme vertex problem can be transformed to a spherical point location problem. The extreme vertex problem can be solved in O(logn) time after O(n) time and space preprocessing. Moreover, the sequence of extreme vertices of a moving regular convex polyhedron with respect to H can be found in (equation omitted) time, where m$^{j}$ $_{k}$ (1$\leq$j$\leq$s) is the number of edges of a spherical Voronoi region sreg(equation omitted) such that (equation omitted) gives one or more extreme vertices.