Approximating vertices of a convex polygon with grid points in the polygon

  • H. S. LeeEmail author
  • R. C. Chang
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 650)


In this paper, we consider the problem of approximating a vertex of a convex polygon by an integer point in the polygon. We show that the nearest grid point in a convex polygon to a vertex can be found if it exists, or decided to be nonexistent, in time O(n+logl), where l is the diameter of the polygon and n is the number of the polygon's vertices. The underlying technique used is the continued fraction expansion.


Grid Point Convex Polygon Grid Line Continue Fraction Expansion Integer Lattice 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Information ManagementMing Chuan CollegeTaipeiTaiwan, 11120, Republic of China
  2. 2.Institute of Computer and Information ScienceNational Chiao Tung UniversityHsinchuTaiwan, 30050, Republic of China

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