A History of Flips in Combinatorial Triangulations

  • Prosenjit Bose
  • Sander Verdonschot
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7579)


Given two combinatorial triangulations, how many edge flips are necessary and sufficient to convert one into the other? This question has occupied researchers for over 75 years. We provide a comprehensive survey, including full proofs, of the various attempts to answer it.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Prosenjit Bose
    • 1
  • Sander Verdonschot
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Computer ScienceCarleton UniversityCanada

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