A Linear Potential Function for Pairing Heaps
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- Iacono J., Yagnatinsky M. (2016) A Linear Potential Function for Pairing Heaps. In: Chan TH., Li M., Wang L. (eds) Combinatorial Optimization and Applications. COCOA 2016. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 10043. Springer, Cham
We present the first potential function for pairing heaps with linear range. This implies that the runtime of a short sequence of operations is faster than previously known. It is also simpler than the only other potential function known to give constant amortized time for insertion.