Bounding radon number via Betti numbers

Patakova Z. 2020. Bounding radon number via Betti numbers. 36th International Symposium on Computational Geometry. SoCG: Symposium on Computational Geometry, LIPIcs, vol. 164, 61:1-61:13.

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We prove general topological Radon-type theorems for sets in ℝ^d, smooth real manifolds or finite dimensional simplicial complexes. Combined with a recent result of Holmsen and Lee, it gives fractional Helly theorem, and consequently the existence of weak ε-nets as well as a (p,q)-theorem. More precisely: Let X be either ℝ^d, smooth real d-manifold, or a finite d-dimensional simplicial complex. Then if F is a finite, intersection-closed family of sets in X such that the ith reduced Betti number (with ℤ₂ coefficients) of any set in F is at most b for every non-negative integer i less or equal to k, then the Radon number of F is bounded in terms of b and X. Here k is the smallest integer larger or equal to d/2 - 1 if X = ℝ^d; k=d-1 if X is a smooth real d-manifold and not a surface, k=0 if X is a surface and k=d if X is a d-dimensional simplicial complex. Using the recent result of the author and Kalai, we manage to prove the following optimal bound on fractional Helly number for families of open sets in a surface: Let F be a finite family of open sets in a surface S such that the intersection of any subfamily of F is either empty, or path-connected. Then the fractional Helly number of F is at most three. This also settles a conjecture of Holmsen, Kim, and Lee about an existence of a (p,q)-theorem for open subsets of a surface.
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2020-06-01
Proceedings Title
36th International Symposium on Computational Geometry
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164
Article Number
61:1-61:13
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SoCG: Symposium on Computational Geometry
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Zürich, Switzerland
Conference Date
2020-06-22 – 2020-06-26
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IST-REx-ID

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Patakova Z. Bounding radon number via Betti numbers. In: 36th International Symposium on Computational Geometry. Vol 164. Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik; 2020. doi:10.4230/LIPIcs.SoCG.2020.61
Patakova, Z. (2020). Bounding radon number via Betti numbers. In 36th International Symposium on Computational Geometry (Vol. 164). Zürich, Switzerland: Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik. https://doi.org/10.4230/LIPIcs.SoCG.2020.61
Patakova, Zuzana. “Bounding Radon Number via Betti Numbers.” In 36th International Symposium on Computational Geometry, Vol. 164. Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik, 2020. https://doi.org/10.4230/LIPIcs.SoCG.2020.61.
Z. Patakova, “Bounding radon number via Betti numbers,” in 36th International Symposium on Computational Geometry, Zürich, Switzerland, 2020, vol. 164.
Patakova Z. 2020. Bounding radon number via Betti numbers. 36th International Symposium on Computational Geometry. SoCG: Symposium on Computational Geometry, LIPIcs, vol. 164, 61:1-61:13.
Patakova, Zuzana. “Bounding Radon Number via Betti Numbers.” 36th International Symposium on Computational Geometry, vol. 164, 61:1-61:13, Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik, 2020, doi:10.4230/LIPIcs.SoCG.2020.61.
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