# Questions tagged [graph-theory]

Graph theory is the study of graphs, mathematical structures used to model pairwise relations between objects.

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### Cycle double covers of cubic graphs using only a few cycles

This is a reference request question. Let $G$ be an arbitrary cubic graph. Is the problem of finding a cycle double cover $D$ of $G$ with minimum number of cycles in $D$ studied in the literature? I ...
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### Computational Complexity of cycle double cover

Let $\mathcal{G}$ be the set of all finite simple graphs. Let graph $G\in \mathcal{G}$ and $C_G=\left <C_1,...,C_m \right >$ be a sequence of cycles of $G$ for some $m$. For every edge $e$ of $G$...
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### Why is "topological sorting" topological?

Why is "topological sorting" called "topological"? Is it just because it determines an order without altering any vertices or edges -- like a doughnut and coffee cup are topologically equivalent? Why ...
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### Is every 4-colourful Eulerian Orientation of a planar 4-regular graph good?

Let $G$ be a simple undirected plane 4-regular graph. Basic definitions are given at the bottom of this question. An Eulerian orientation of $G$ is good if for each vertex $v$ of $G$, the edges around ...
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### Cycle decompositions of locally linear 4-regular graphs

(Preface) We consider only finite, simple, undirected graphs here. An orientation of a graph $G$ is obtained by assigning some direction to each edge of $G$. (Question starts) A graph is locally ...
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### Properties of half-way locally bijective homomorphisms between Eulerian orientations

Short Version Let $G$ and $H$ be two Eulerian graphs and let $\overrightarrow{G}$ and $\overrightarrow{H}$ be Eulerian orientations of those graphs. Let $f$ be a homomorphism from $G$ to $H$. (...
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### Is a grid graph a vertex-minor of a complete graph? [closed]

Consider a graph $G$. A graph $H$ is the vertex-minor of the graph $G$ if $H$ can be obtained from $G$ using vertex deletions and local complementations. For more information, look at Definition 2.1 ...
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### improved analysis of spectral gap of zigzag product?

I am reading the paper introducing zigzag products of expander graphs (https://arxiv.org/abs/math/0406038). The paper mentions the following observation in the introduction: Moreover, the variational ...
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### Is arrangement-type graph on cyclic $k$-permutations of $n$ already studied?

The arrangement graph $A_{n,k}$ is the graph whose vertices are $k$-permutations of an $n$-vertex set $X$ (say, $X=\mathbb{Z}_n$) and two $k$-permutations are adjacent if they differ in exactly one ...
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### optimization on graph edges selection

I have the below problem. I wonder if there exists a similar known class of problems (e.g., in optimization, graph theory) which I can relate my problem to, and find a similar solution there. I am ...
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### Algorithm for finding traffic equilibrium

I watched a youtube video about a certain interesting property of springs and road networks. It made me think: if we represent a network of roads as a graph where edges are roads described by a ...
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### Does such a graph exist? [closed]

[EDITED FOR CLARITY] Does there exist an edge-colored graph $G$ with the following properties? $G$ has a vertex $r$ with exactly three, distinctly colored, incident edges: $(r, u)$, $(r, v)$, $(r, w)$...
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### Does abundance of max cliques make it easy to solve COLORABILITY?

Let $q\geq 3$. We know that $q$-COLORABILITY is an NP-complete problem. Suppose that $G$ is a graph such that each vertex of $G$ is part of a $q$-clique (i.e. $K_q$). Since we may assume that $G$ does ...
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### exact path cover for undirected graph

In a Python plotting application, I have an undirected connected graph, not necessarily simple, that I'd like to cover with paths such that each edge is contained in exactly one path. The number of ...
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### Complexity of a matrix partition problem in graphs

All graphs in this question are finite, simple, and undirected. Let $H$ be a regular graph on at least five vertices, let $v_1,v_2,\dots,v_n$ be the vertices in $H$, and let $M$ be the adjacency ...
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### $\Delta = 57, d=2$ Moore Graph

I am looking into the last open question regarding the existence of Moore Graphs of diameter 2. A problem that has been open in combinatorics for more than 55 years. You may recall that Hoffman and ...
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### Does a graph resulting from the union of triangles has a particular name?

I have different simple triangle graphs. As an instance, $G_1=(V_1,E_1)=(\{1,2,3\},\{\{1,2\},\{2,3\},\{3,1\}\})$ and $G_2=(V_2,E_2)=(\{1,4,5\},\{\{1,4\},\{4,5\},\{5,1\}\})$. The union of both graphs ...
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### Is there a primal-dual algorithm for the Tree Augmentation Problem or the Cactus Augmentation Problem?

The TAP problem and the CacAP problem can be seen as covering problems for the minimum cuts of a graph. It seems like these problems would fall under the framework of network design problems (...
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### What is the expected treewidth of a large-treewidth graph intersected with Erdos-Renyi graph?

Suppose we have a graph $G$ with treewidth $t$. Let $p \in (0,1)$ be a constant. Then let's independently remove each edge from $G$ with probability $p$. What is the expected treewidth of the ...
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### Are there an algorithm that find Minimum spanning tree in $O(n^2\log\log^*n)$?

Given completed metric weighted graph $G=(V,E)$ that have $n$ vertices. Are there an algorithm that find MST of $G$ in $O(n^2)$? I read abstract of this paper that mentioned an algorithm with running ...
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### State of the art approximation algorithm for $\text{MAXCUT}$ that does better than Goemans and Williamson

I had thought that the Goemans-Williamson approximation algorithm was the best for MAXCUT. To quote from Wikipedia: The polynomial-time approximation algorithm for Max-Cut with the best known ...
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### Pagerank in directed *acyclic* graphs (DAG)

I deal with pagerank computations on large directed acyclic graphs (DAG). I found no reference to work on this specific case, only some work on pagerank in more specific cases, e.g., PageRank of Scale ...
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### Computational complexity of Turán-type problems

According to Turán's theorem (with $r=n/2$), any graph $G$ with $n$ vertices and at least $n(n-2)/2$ edges must contain a clique of size $n/2+1$. My question is: how hard is it to find this clique?$^*$...
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### Fastest exact algorithm for MAXCUT

Is the algorithm introduced in the following paper still the fastest exact algorithm for general MAXCUT problems? TIA Ryan Williams, A new algorithm for optimal $2$-constraint satisfaction and its ...
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### Graph classes where giving a q-clique edge cover makes testing for q-colouring easy

A $q$-clique of a graph is a complete subgraph on $q$ vertices. A $q$-clique edge cover of $G$ is a set of subgraphs of $G$ such that each subgraph is a $q$-clique and each edge of G is contained in ...
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### Prune length distribution of random binary tree

Consider a random binary tree with $N$ leaves. Each node (except the root node) has a degree of exactly three (two children and one parent). No further restriction is placed on the structure of the ...
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### Finding the single-crossing embedding of a single-crossing graph

Is it known how to find a (piecewise) straight-line embedding of a single-crossing graph on the plane with exactly one crossing in polynomial time? We are currently trying to come up with a method for ...
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### Coloring intersection graph of squares

It is known that the coloring intersection graph of axis-parallel rectangles is NP-Hard. What about squares and more specific case "unit squares"? Thanks.
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### Planar 4-regular vertex-transitive graphs as system of circles

It is known that every planar 4-regular 3-connected graph $G$ admits a realization as a system of circles, i.e., it can be drawn on the plane utilizing a set of circles such that the vertices of $G$ ...
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### How can I find the PhD thesis of A. V. Kostochka?

I've searched for the doctoral thesis of Alexandr V Kostochka in internet but couldn't find it. Can somebody help me? I have searched in his publications list (which contains only one article ...
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### Is there a regular bipartite graph where the minimum cuts are trivial?

My question is: Given integers $r$ and $k$, is there an $r$-regular bipartite graph $G = L \cup R$ with $|L| = |R| = k$, which is $r$-edge connected, and such that every minimum cut is trivial? We can ...
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### Does every graph of clique-width 3 have a large induced subgraph of clique-width 2?

Is there a constant $\alpha>0$ such that every graph $G$ of clique-width $3$ and order $n$ has an induced subgraph of order at least $\alpha n$ and clique-width at most $2$ (in other words, the ...
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### Is the difference between the acyclic chromatic number and the star chromatic number unbounded?

Is $\chi_s(G)-\chi_a(G)$ unbounded in general graphs? I thought $\chi_s(G)-\chi_a(G)$, the difference between the star chromatic number and the acyclic chromatic number, is unbounded for general ...
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### Has this notion of connectivity in edge-colored graphs been studied?

Consider a simple graph $G$ where each edge is either red or blue. I'm interested in the following notion of connectivity: Two vertices $u$ and $v$ are said to be connected if there is a path ...
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### The complexity of determining if a fixed graph is a minor of another

The result by Robertson and Seymour demonstrates an $O(n^3)$ algorithm for testing whether a fixed graph $G$ is a minor of $H$. I have two and a half questions on this topic: 1) It appears that there ...
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### Detect if a graph has a $k$ cycle in space complexity $O((\log k)^d)$ for fixed $d \geq1$

For a graph $G$, I want to test if it contains a cycle of length $k$, for some $k$ much smaller than $|G|$. I am interested in particular in an algorithm with low space complexity. The cycle need not ...
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### Do such instances always admit a 3D matching?

I want to know whether the following kinds of special instances of the 3D Matching problem are yes" instances, i.e., admit a 3D matching. We are given 3 sets $A,B,C$ containing $m$ elements ...
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### Maximum cliques of the transitive closure of a chordal DAG

Let $G=(V,A)$ be a directed acyclic graph, for which the underlying undirected graph is chordal (so that every induced cycle in the underlying undirected graph is a triangle). It is known that in a ...
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### TSP with "enemy" nodes

I am curious if the following variation of the traveling salesman problem (TSP) (or a vehicle routing problem (VRP) version) occurs in the literature and has a name I could search for. The story/idea ...
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### Minimum spanning tree, but with an unusual objective function

This is a problem that came up in my study of rumour networks. I was wondering if anyone had thoughts or references on this problem. If we have a rooted tree $T = (V,E)$ with root $r$, I first label ...
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### Finding vertex separator such that the induced subgraph has minimal number of edges

My problem is related to edge and vertex cuts with a little twist. Given a graph $G$ and two vertexes $u$ and $v$. I want to find a set of vertexes $S \subset V$ that disconnects $u$ and $v$ such that ...
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### What are the known classes of undirected graphs such that every graph belonging to that class is guaranteed to have a Hamiltonian Path?

One trivial class of graphs is the class consisting of complete graphs or complete bipartite graphs with equal sized partitions. I would love to know if more such classes exist.
I was wondering if there is an upper bound on the total number of fixed-length paths (path length from 1 to $n-1$ given $n$ nodes) in an acyclic graph (not directed) of $n$ nodes? If so, can you point ...