On Universal Point Sets for Planar Graphs [chapter]

Jean Cardinal, Michael Hoffmann, Vincent Kusters
2013 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
A set P of points in R 2 is n-universal if every planar graph on n vertices admits a plane straight-line embedding on P . Answering a question by Kobourov, we show that there is no n-universal point set of size n, for any n ≥ 15. Conversely, we use a computer program to show that there exist universal point sets for all n ≤ 10 and to enumerate all corresponding order types. Finally, we describe a collection G of 7 393 planar graphs on 35 vertices that do not admit a simultaneous geometric
more » ... ing without mapping, that is, no set of 35 points in the plane supports a plane straight-line embedding of all graphs in G.
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-45281-9_3 fatcat:aw5pswv7ejcobhaphx7ldetrxa