@TECHREPORT{Kumar96surfacetriangulation:, author = {Subodh Kumar}, title = {Surface Triangulation: A Survey}, institution = {}, year = {1996} }

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This paper presents a brief survey of some problems and solutions related to the triangulation of surfaces. A surface (a two dimensional manifold, in the context of this paper) can be represented as a three dimensional function on a planar disk. In that sense, the triangulation of the disk induces a triangulation of the surface. Hence the emphasis of this paper is on triangulation on a plane. Apart from the issues in triangulation, this survey talks about the known upper and lower bounds on various triangulation problems. It is intended as a broad compilation of known results rather than an intensive treatise, and the details of most algorithms are skipped. 1 Introduction This survey assumes familiarity with the fundamental concepts of computational geometry. We define the triangulation problem as follows: Input: i. A set S of points, fp i g, such that each p i lies on the surface ii. A set of conditions, fC i g Output: A set S 0 of triples f(p i 1 ; p i 2 ; p i 3 )g such that e...