DIMACS TR: 98-27

Finding Convex Sets in Convex Position

Author: Géza Tóth


Let ${\cal F}$ denote a family of pairwise disjoint convex sets in the plane. ${\cal F}$ is said to be in {\em convex position}, if none of its members is contained in the convex hull of the union of the others. For any fixed $k\geq 5$, we give a linear upper bound on $P_k(n)$, the maximum size of a family ${\cal F}$ with the property that any $k$ members of ${\cal F}$ are in convex position, but no $n$ are.

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