Jelínek, V., Jelínková, E., Kratochvíl, J. et al. Graphs and Combinatorics (2013) 29: 981. doi:10.1007/s00373-012-1157-z
It is known that every planar graph has a planar embedding where edges are represented by non-crossing straight-line segments. We study the planar slope number, i.e., the minimum number of distinct edge-slopes in such a drawing of a planar graph with maximum degree Δ. We show that the planar slope number of every planar partial 3-tree and also every plane partial 3-tree is at most O(Δ5). In particular, we answer the question of Dujmović et al. (Comput Geom 38(3):194–212, 2007) whether there is a function f such that plane maximal outerplanar graphs can be drawn using at most f(Δ) slopes.
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