MPI-I-96-1-003. February 1996, 25 pages. | Status: available - back from printing | Next --> Entry | Previous <-- Entry
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Let $X$ be an arrangement of $n$ algebraic sets $X_i$ in $d$-space, where the $X_i$ are either parameterized or zero-sets of dimension $0\le m_i\le d-1$. We study a number of decompositions of $d$-space into connected regions in which the distance-squared function to $X$ has certain invariances. These decompositions can be used in the following of proximity problems: given some point, find the $k$ nearest sets $X_i$ in the arrangement, find the nearest point in $X$ or (assuming that $X$ is compact) find the farthest point in $X$ and hence the smallest enclosing $(d-1)$-sphere. We give bounds on the complexity of the decompositions in terms of $n$, $d$, and the degrees and dimensions of the algebraic sets $X_i$.
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