MPI-INF/SWS Research Reports 1991-2021

# MPI-I-92-108

## Computing intersections and arrangements for red-blue curve segments in parallel

### Rüb, Christine

#### February 1992, 30 pages.

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##### Status: available - back from printing

Let $A$ and $B$ be two sets of well-behaved'' (i.e., continuous and x-monotone) curve segments in the plane, where no two segments in $A$ (similarly, $B$) intersect. In this paper we show how to report all points of intersection between segments in $A$ and segments in $B$, and how to construct the arrangement defined by the segments in $A\cup B$ in parallel using the concurrent-read-exclusive-write (CREW-) PRAM model. The algorithms perform a work of $O(n\log n+k)$ using $p\leq n+k/\log n$ ($p\leq n/\log n+k/\log ^2 n$, resp.,) processors if we assume that the handling of segments is cheap'', e.g., if two segments intersect at most a constant number of times, where $n$ is the total number of segments and $k$ is the number of points of intersection. If we only assume that a single processor can compute an arbitrary point of intersection between two segments in constant time, the performed work increases to $O(n\log n+m(k+p))$, where $m$ is the maximal number of points of intersection between two segments. We also show how to count the number of points of intersection between segments in $A$ and segments in $B$ in time $O(\log n)$ using $n$ processors on a CREW-PRAM if two curve segments intersect at most twice.

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BibTeX
@TECHREPORT{Rueb92,
AUTHOR = {R{\"u}b, Christine},
TITLE = {Computing intersections and arrangements for red-blue curve segments in parallel},
TYPE = {Research Report},
INSTITUTION = {Max-Planck-Institut f{\"u}r Informatik},
ADDRESS = {Im Stadtwald, D-66123 Saarbr{\"u}cken, Germany},
NUMBER = {MPI-I-92-108},
MONTH = {February},
YEAR = {1992},
ISSN = {0946-011X},
}