According to Suk's breakthrough result on the Erdos-Szekeres problem, any point set in general position in the plane, which has no n elements that form the vertex set of a convex n-gon, has at most 2(n)+ O(n(2/3) log n) points. We strengthen this theorem in two ways. First, we show that the result generalizes to convexity structures induced by pseudoline arrangements. Second, we improve the error term. A family of n convex bodies in the plane is said to be in convex position if the convex hull of the union of no n - 1 of its members contains the remaining one. If any three members are in convex position, we say that the family is in general position. Combining our results with a theorem of Dobbins, Holmsen, and Hubard, we significantly improve the best known upper bounds on the following two functions, introduced by Bisztriczky and Fejes Toth and by Pach and Toth, respectively. Let c(n) (and c'(n)) denote the smallest positive integer N with the property that any family of N pairwise disjoint convex bodies in general position (resp., N convex bodies in general position, any pair of which share at most two boundary points) has an n-member subfamily in convex position. We show that c(n) <= c' (n) <= 2(n+O)(root n log n).

- Publisher
- EUROPEAN MATHEMATICAL SOC

- Issue Date
- 2020-08

- Language
- English

- Article Type
- Article

- Citation
JOURNAL OF THE EUROPEAN MATHEMATICAL SOCIETY, v.22, no.12, pp.3981 - 3995

- ISSN
- 1435-9855

- Appears in Collection
- MA-Journal Papers(저널논문)

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