# Max-Cut Of Minor Closed Family

It's well known that planar graphs from a closed-family with forbidden minors $K_{3,3}, K_{5}$, graphs with bounded treewidth also are closed family graphs with no $H_{k}$ as minor.

I assume that graphs with bounded max cut form closed family graphs. Given arbitrarily graph $G$ that doesn't contain $H$ as a minor, how to find max cut approximately.

Thanks!

The relevant topic can be found on On the complexity of the Maximum Cut problem Chapter 6. Graphs with bounded treewidth. The PTAS begins with making modification to the tree decomposition without increasing it's treewidth.

1) $T$ is a binary tree.

2) If a node $i \in I$ has two children $j_{1}$ and $j_{2}$, then $X_{i}=X_{j1}=X_{j2}$.

3) If a node $i \in I$ has one child $j$, then either $X_{j} \subset X_{i}$ and $|X_{i}-X_{j}|=1$, or $X_{i} \subset X_{j}$ and $|X_{j}-X_{i}|=1$.

In my opinion it's very strong modification, and actually I don't get the idea behind this modification. On the 2th condition if I understood rigth, if there is a node with two neighbors then all of then contain actually the same set of the vertexes, but what for?

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it sounds like you're now asking another question. If the answers given thus far satisfy you, maybe you should mark one of them and ask a new question. Also, a link to the paper you're referring to would be helpful – Suresh Venkat Jan 30 '12 at 21:25
Also, $\epsilon \ne \in$. – JɛﬀE Jan 31 '12 at 2:14

MaxCut can be solved in polynomial time in $K_5$-minor-free graphs but is NP-hard in $K_6$-minor-free graphs (in particular, for apex graphs of planar graphs) [Barahona 1983].