By Bernhard Korte, Jens Vygen

ISBN-10: 3642244874

ISBN-13: 9783642244872

This entire textbook on combinatorial optimization areas targeted emphasis on theoretical effects and algorithms with provably sturdy functionality, unlike heuristics. it's in line with a variety of classes on combinatorial optimization and really expert issues, normally at graduate point. This ebook reports the basics, covers the classical issues (paths, flows, matching, matroids, NP-completeness, approximation algorithms) intimately, and proceeds to complicated and up to date subject matters, a few of that have no longer seemed in a textbook before.

Throughout, it comprises entire yet concise proofs, and likewise offers quite a few routines and references. This 5th variation has back been up to date, revised, and considerably prolonged, with greater than 60 new workouts and new fabric on quite a few issues, together with Cayleys formulation, blockading flows, swifter b-matching separation, multidimensional knapsack, multicommodity max-flow min-cut ratio, and sparsest reduce. hence, this ebook represents the state-of-the-art of combinatorial optimization.

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This entire textbook on combinatorial optimization areas certain emphasis on theoretical effects and algorithms with provably sturdy functionality, not like heuristics. it really is in accordance with a variety of classes on combinatorial optimization and really expert subject matters, more often than not at graduate point. This ebook studies the basics, covers the classical issues (paths, flows, matching, matroids, NP-completeness, approximation algorithms) intimately, and proceeds to complicated and up to date issues, a few of that have no longer seemed in a textbook sooner than.

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1 Basic Definitions 15 A vertex with degree zero is called isolated. A graph where all vertices have degree k is called k-regular. G/j. In particular, the number of vertices P P with odd degree is even. v/j. To prove these statements, please observe that each edge is counted twice on each side of the first equation and once on each side of the second equation. 1. Y; X /j. X [ Y /j. Proof: All parts can be proved by simple counting arguments. X [ Y /. Y; X /j. w; v/). w; v/. G/ n Y in (c) yields (d).

A graph containing a Hamiltonian circuit is a Hamiltonian graph. v; w/ for the length of a shortest v-w-path (the distance from v to w) in G. e. v; w/ WD 1. G/. G/ ! R. ;/ D 0). G/ ! R. P // over all v-w-paths P in G. G/; otherwise G is disconnected. A digraph is called connected if the underlying undirected graph is connected. The maximal connected subgraphs of a graph are its connected components. Sometimes we identify the connected components with the vertex sets inducing them. A set of vertices X is called connected if the subgraph induced by X is connected.

27. (König [1916]) An undirected graph is bipartite if and only if it contains no odd circuit (circuit of odd length). There is a linear-time algorithm which, given an undirected graph G, either finds a bipartition or an odd circuit. G/ D A [ B, and the closed walk v1 ; e1 ; v2 ; : : : ; vk ; ek ; vkC1 defines some circuit in G. g. v1 2 A. But then v2 2 B, v3 2 A, and so on. We conclude that vi 2 A if and only if i is odd. But vkC1 D v1 2 A, so k must be even. 17). 18). Let T be the resulting BFS-tree.

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