Let V be a finite point set in 3-space, and let S (V) be the set of triangulated polyhedral surfaces homeomorphic to a sphere and with vertex set V. Let abc and cbd be two adjacent triangles belonging to a surface S (V) the flip of the edge bc would replace these two triangles by the triangles abd and adc. The flip operation is only considered when it does not produce a self-intersecting surface. In this paper we show that given two surfaces S 1, S2 (V), it is possible that there is no sequence of flips transforming S1 into S2, even in the case that V consists of points in convex position.
|Number of pages
|International journal of foundations of computer science
|Published - 2002
- Schönhardt's polyhedron
- Triangulated polyhedral surface
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computer Science (miscellaneous)