A Linear Potential Function for Pairing Heaps

  • John Iacono
  • Mark Yagnatinsky
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10043)


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.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.NYU Tandon School of EngineeringBrooklynUSA

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