Drawing outerplanar graphs using three edge lengths

Noga Alon, Ohad N. Feldheim

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It is shown that for any outerplanar graph G there is a one to one mapping of the vertices of G to the plane, so that the number of distinct distances between pairs of connected vertices is at most three. This settles a problem of Carmi, Dujmović, Morin and Wood. The proof combines (elementary) geometric, combinatorial, algebraic and probabilistic arguments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)260-267
Number of pages8
JournalComputational Geometry: Theory and Applications
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2015
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Geometry and Topology
  • Control and Optimization
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Computational Mathematics


  • Degenerate drawing of a graph
  • Distance number of a graph
  • Outerplanar graphs


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