Ramsey-Type Results for Geometric Graphs, I

G. Károlyi, J. Pach, G. Tóth
1997 Discrete & Computational Geometry  
For any 2-coloring of the n 2 segments determined by n points in general position in the plane, at least one of the color classes contains a non-self-intersecting spanning tree. Under the same assumptions, we also prove that there exist (n + 1)/3 pairwise disjoint segments of the same color, and this bound is tight. The above theorems were conjectured by Bialostocki and Dierker. Furthermore, improving an earlier result of Larman et al., we construct a family of m segments in the plane, which
more » ... no more than m log 4/ log 27 members that are either pairwise disjoint or pairwise crossing. Finally, we discuss some related problems and generalizations.
doi:10.1007/pl00009317 fatcat:kopc2u4aczaqfaq3rjrjwd6rvq