Geometric Spanners With Small Chromatic Number [article]

Prosenjit Bose, Paz Carmi, Mathieu Couture, Anil Maheshwari, Michiel Smid, Norbert Zeh
2007 arXiv   pre-print
Given an integer k ≥ 2, we consider the problem of computing the smallest real number t(k) such that for each set P of points in the plane, there exists a t(k)-spanner for P that has chromatic number at most k. We prove that t(2) = 3, t(3) = 2, t(4) = √(2), and give upper and lower bounds on t(k) for k>4. We also show that for any ϵ >0, there exists a (1+ϵ)t(k)-spanner for P that has O(|P|) edges and chromatic number at most k. Finally, we consider an on-line variant of the problem where the
more » ... nts of P are given one after another, and the color of a point must be assigned at the moment the point is given. In this setting, we prove that t(2) = 3, t(3) = 1+ √(3), t(4) = 1+ √(2), and give upper and lower bounds on t(k) for k>4.
arXiv:0711.0114v1 fatcat:ms3nqtgsuzbydexvgannrrucqu