# Problem 23: Approximate 2D Width

The width of a set $P$ of points in the plane is defined as $\operatorname{width}(P)=\min_{\|a\|_2=1} \left(\max_{p \in P} a \cdot p-\min_{p \in P} a \cdot p\right).$ For a stream of insertions and deletions of points from a $[\Delta] \times [\Delta]$ grid, we would like to maintain an approximate width of the point set. We conjecture that there is an algorithm for this problem that achieves a constant approximation factor and uses $\operatorname{polylog}(\Delta+n)$ space.