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Kane, Daniel ; Price, Gregory Nathan ; Demaine, Erik

A Pseudopolynomial Algorithm for Alexandrov's Theorem

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Alexandrov's Theorem states that every metric with the global topology and local geometry required of a convex polyhedron is in fact the intrinsic metric of some convex polyhedron. Recent work by Bobenko and Izmestiev describes a differential equation whose solution is the polyhedron corresponding to a given metric. We describe an algorithm based on this differential equation to compute the polyhedron given the metric, and prove a pseudopolynomial bound on its running time.

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  author =	{Daniel Kane and Gregory Nathan Price and Erik Demaine},
  title =	{A Pseudopolynomial Algorithm for Alexandrov's Theorem},
  booktitle =	{Computational Geometry},
  year =	{2009},
  editor =	{Pankaj Kumar Agarwal and Helmut Alt and Monique Teillaud},
  number =	{09111},
  series =	{Dagstuhl Seminar Proceedings},
  ISSN =	{1862-4405},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik, Germany},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{},
  annote =	{Keywords: Folding, metrics, pseudopolynomial, algorithms}

Keywords: Folding, metrics, pseudopolynomial, algorithms
Seminar: 09111 - Computational Geometry
Issue Date: 2009
Date of publication: 23.06.2009

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