Long Alternating Paths in Bicolored Point Sets

Kyncl, Jan and Pach, János and Tóth, Géza (2004) Long Alternating Paths in Bicolored Point Sets. In: Graph Drawing 12th International Symposium, GD 2004, September 29-October 2, 2004, New York, NY, USA , pp. 340-348 (Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-31843-9_34).

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Given n red and n blue points in convex position in the plane, we show that there exists a noncrossing alternating path of length $n+c\sqrt{n\over \log n}$. We disprove a conjecture of Erdodblacs by constructing an example without any such path of length greater than ${4\over 3}n+c'\sqrt{n}$.

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