In other words, the infinite exterior is more challenging to cover than the finite interior. In decision problem versions of the art gallery problem, one is given as input both a polygon and a number k , and must determine whether the polygon can be guarded with k or fewer guards. However, an algorithm achieving a constant approximation ratio was not known until very recently.

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Ghosh showed that a logarithmic approximation may be achieved for the minimum number of vertex guards by discretizing the input polygon into convex subregions and then reducing the problem to a set cover problem. For simple polygons that do not contain holes, the existence of a constant factor approximation algorithm for vertex and edge guards was conjectured by Ghosh. Ghosh's conjecture was initially shown to be true for vertex guards in two special sub-classes of simple polygons, viz.

The authors conducted extensive computational experiments with several classes of polygons showing that optimal solutions can be found in relatively small computation times even for instances associated to thousands of vertices.

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The input data and the optimal solutions for these instances are available for download. If a museum is represented in three dimensions as a polyhedron , then putting a guard at each vertex will not ensure that all of the museum is under observation. Although all of the surface of the polyhedron would be surveyed, for some polyhedra there are points in the interior which might not be under surveillance.

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## Art gallery problem

Embeds 0 No embeds. No notes for slide. The art gallery problem eng 1. Introduction The art gallery problem or museum problem is a well studied visibility problem in computational geometry. This raised from Victor Klee, American professor of mathematics in The question we must answer is how many guards are needed the sufficient and necessary number to keep all together, any part of the museum at any time.

We define as guard a person or a device. The guards are positioned at fixed points, they can observe in all directions at any distance, but cannot see through walls. The plan of the gallery or the museum is represented by a simple polygon and each guard is represented by a point of the polygon e. Fisk gave a very brief and significantly simple proof of the theorem. Steve Fisk [] was professor of mathematics at the Bowdoin College. His proof is regarded as exciting and breathtaking.

The fact is that Fisk based his short proof on two important mathematical topics: a The triangulation of a polygon and b The claim that the graph of a triangulated polygon can be 3- colored. That was the occasion to extend the specific problem to a number of similar ones, with very interesting algorithmic problems and applications. In this article we shall present a brief summary of the theoretical background of the problem. Also, the watching can be either within or outside the polygon. The solution of the problem, as mentioned, will be done through an algorithm in the system of The Visual Module Vpython, Version 5.

Consequently, much of the difficulty of the problem involves the optimization of the algorithm.

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The applications of the problem are numerous such as the intrusion detection in buildings, the air traffic control, the strategic planning of military missions, monitoring progress, designing computer games type ARCADE, as well as surgical applications. Certainly in this article we do not go into technical details of the current evolution of the problem.

We study the algorithm of placing guards and the question of the number of them, needed to guard a polygonal Given a polygonal museum P, how many guards will be needed and where to place them, so we can be sure it will be guarded? The Hall. We consider that the layout plan of the hall is the vertical projection of a three-dimensional object in two dimensions. The model is represented by the museum's ground plan, which is a convex or non convex polygon, whose edges do not intersect each other. Of coursethe hall of the museummay have obstacles.

For a real museum obstacles are the columns, walls which divide the hall, and the exhibits. For our problem, every obstacle will be faced as a "hole" of the polygon. Definition 1: A polygon, whose the extension line of any edge leaves the polygon in the same semi plane is called convex, otherwise is called non convex. Furthermore, each polygon, convex or non convex, whose edges do not intersect each other, is defined as simple.

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Otherwise, it is defined as non-simple. Pn denotes the polygon, where n is the number of edges. Figure 1: Simple polygons, convex and non convex. Similar presentations. Upload Log in. My presentations Profile Feedback Log out. Log in. Auth with social network: Registration Forgot your password? Download presentation.

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