Fast detection of polyhedral intersections

  • David P. Dobkin
  • David G. Kirkpatrick
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 140)


Methods are given for unifying and extending previous work on detecting polyhedral intersections. The technique of dynamic (vs. static) description is introduced and used to extend previous results. New upper bounds of O(log n) and O(log2n) are given on plane-polyhedron and polyhedron-polyhedron intersection problems.


Hierarchical Description Polyhedral Intersection Outer Representation Dimensional Ease 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David P. Dobkin
    • 1
  • David G. Kirkpatrick
    • 2
  1. 1.Electrical Engineering and Computer Science DepartmentPrinceton UniversityPrincetonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada

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