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Convex hulls, oracles, and homology. (English) Zbl 1121.52030
Summary: A new algorithm for the convex hull problem, which is based on a reduction to a combinatorial decision problem COPLETENESSC, which in turn can be solved by a simplicial homology computation. Like other convex hull algorithms, our algorithm is polynomial (in the size of input plus output) for simplicial or simple input. We show that the “no”-case of COMPLETENESSC has a certificate that can be checked in polynomial time (if integrity of the input is guaranteed).
An extended abstract version of this paper “Polytope verification by homology computation”, has appeared in the Proceedings of EuroCG, Berlin, March 26–28, 2001, pp. 142–145.

52B55 Computational aspects related to convexity
52B05 Combinatorial properties of polytopes and polyhedra (number of faces, shortest paths, etc.)
68U05 Computer graphics; computational geometry (digital and algorithmic aspects)
68W30 Symbolic computation and algebraic computation
cdd; polymake
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