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Tropical bisectors and Voronoi diagrams

Criado, Francisco; Joswig, Michael; Santos, Francisco

FG Diskrete Mathematik / Geometrie

In this paper we initiate the study of tropical Voronoi diagrams. We start out with investigating bisectors of finitely many points with respect to arbitrary polyhedral norms. For this more general scenario we show that bisectors of three points are homeomorphic to a non-empty open subset of Euclidean space, provided that certain degenerate cases are excluded. Specializing our results to tropical bisectors then yields structural results and algorithms for tropical Voronoi diagrams.