arXiv - CS - Discrete Mathematics Pub Date : 2020-02-19 , DOI: arxiv-2002.08198
Wolfgang Mulzer; Johannes Obenaus

Let $P \subseteq \mathbb{R}^2$ be a set of points and $T$ be a spanning tree of $P$. The \emph{stabbing number} of $T$ is the maximum number of intersections any line in the plane determines with the edges of $T$. The \emph{tree stabbing number} of $P$ is the minimum stabbing number of any spanning tree of $P$. We prove that the tree stabbing number is not a monotone parameter, i.e., there exist point sets $P \subsetneq P'$ such that \treestab{$P$} $>$ \treestab{$P'$}, answering a question by Eppstein \cite[Open Problem~17.5]{eppstein_2018}.

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