Discrete & Computational Geometry

, Volume 13, Issue 1, pp 111–122 | Cite as

Dynamic Euclidean minimum spanning trees and extrema of binary functions

  • D. Eppstein


We maintain the minimum spanning tree of a point set in the plane subject to point insertions and deletions, in amortized timeO(n1/2 log2n) per update operation. We reduce the problem to maintaining bichromatic closest pairs, which we solve in timeO(n e ) per update. Our algorithm uses a novel construction, theordered nearest neighbor path of a set of points. Our results generalize to higher dimensions, and to fully dynamic algorithms for maintaining minima of binary functions, including the diameter of a point set and the bichromatic farthest pair.


Minimum Span Tree Binary Function Dynamic Algorithm Double Wedge Amortize Time 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Eppstein
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  1. 1.Department of Information and Computer ScienceUniversity of CaliforniaIrvineUSA

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