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Graphs such that every rotation system admits an embedding on a surface of small genus

Let $G$ be a finite, simple, undirected graph. What conditions on $G$ ensure that every rotation system of $G$ corresponds to a cellular embedding of $G$ on an oriented surface of small genus? (e.g. ...
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Dual of cut of embedded graph disconnects surface

Let $G$ be a graph that embedded on a surface of genus $g$, moreover the embedding is triangulated. Let $C$ be a collection of edges that forms a minimal edge cut for $G$. Let $C^*$ consist of the ...
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Complexity of isotopy of embedded graphs

I am looking for previous work on the following problem: given two graphs embedded in the plane without crossing, determine if they are isotopic. By isotopic I mean that there is a continuous ...
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Constrained Topological Sorting with bounded number of chains

In general, constrained topological sorting is NP-hard. Now we add another constraint to it, such that take any k+1 nodes and there will be at least one pair ...
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Does any DAG can be topologically sorted? [closed]

I am not good enough in computer science. My intention is to solve some programming problem in terms of DAG's. The key point is that before getting them into database, I need run "topological sort" in ...
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Properties of toroidal graph

I am interested in work pertaining to graphs that have genus 1 i.e. toroidal graphs. Specifically, i am trying to find answers to the questions below. Since toroidal graphs can be recognized in $P$ , ...
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Structures obtained by gluing simplices

I'm looking for the correct name of geometric structures obtained as follows. 2-structures: A collection $X$ of triangles is a $2$-structure. If $X$ is a $2$-structure and $Y$ is obtained from $X$ ...
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Minor closed properties that are explicitly MSO expressible

Below, MSO denotes the monadic second order logic of graphs with vertex-set and edge-set quantifications. Let $\mathcal{F}$ be a minor closed family of graphs. It follows from Robertson and Seymour'...
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Applications for set theory, ordinal theory, infinite combinatorics and general topology in computer science?

I am a mathematician interested in set theory, ordinal theory, infinite combinatorics and general topology. Are there any applications for these subjects in computer science? I have looked a bit, and ...
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Example of non-disk bounding planarly nested sequences of cycles

I am trying to find an example for the Theorem 5.1 of the paper "Combinatorial Local Planarity and the Width of Graph Embeddings" that can be found at http://www.fmf.uni-lj.si/~mohar/Reprints/1992/...
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Addding edges to spanning tree without destroying planarity

Given a graph $G=(V,E)$ with n vertices, m edges, and the maximum degree $\Delta$. Let $T$ be a spanning tree of $G$. Let $E_c \subseteq E - E(T)$ be the maximum number of edges that we can add to $T$ ...
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All pairs shortest paths in a DAG [closed]

I have studied the Floyd-Warshall and Johnson algorithms. I am trying to understand if the all pairs shortest paths research in a directed graph G can be implemented in a more efficient way if I ...
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Topological sort with constraints on the relative difference between the vertex labels

A topological sort of a graph $G(V,E)$ consisting of $n$ vertices assigns a label $L(v_x)$ to a vertex $v_x$ where $L$ is defined as $L:V \rightarrow \{1,\dots,n\}$. Let additional constraints over ...
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combinatorical embedding

I have a problem with the following statement : Every combinatorial embedding is equivalent to one with $\lambda(T) = 1$ on a spanning tree of G What does this mean ? OK in a spanning tree there ...
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Equivalent embeddings of a graph

I have difficulties finding a good definition of two embeddings of a (planar) graph in the plane being equivalent. Intuitively I mean by equivalent that the embeddings look the same up to ...
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Approximability of the genus problem

What is currently known about the approximability of the genus problem? A preliminary search tells me that a constant factor approximation is trivial for sufficiently dense graphs, and an $n^\epsilon$-...
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Polyhedral embedding from graph degree sequence

Given: A degree sequence. Wanted: A graph and a polyhedral embedding of this graph (described by a rotation system or something equivalent). By polyhedral embedding I mean only the combinatorial ...
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Face-walks in rotation systems for graphs

Given a graph $G$, a rotation system for $G$ is composed of two elements: $\pi = \{\pi_v: v\in V(G)\}$, where $\pi_v$ is a cyclic permutation of the edges incident on $v$. Thus if $e$ is an edge ...
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Is the dual of a polyhedral embedding a polyhedral embedding?

A polyhedral embedding of a graph on a surface is an embedding without edge crossings such that all the faces are bounded by simple cycles, and any two faces share a common vertex, share a common edge,...
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Algorithm to find a polyhedral embedding

A polyhedral embedding of a graph on a surface is an embedding without edge crossings such that all the faces are bounded by simple cycles, and any two faces share a common vertex, share a common edge,...
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Finding a simple dual of a simple graph in some surface

Given a cellular embedding of a graph on a surface (by 'surface' I mean here a sphere with some $n\geq 0$ handles), one can define a dual multigraph by treating the faces of the original graph ...
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Finding a dual of a graph

According to the book Topological Graph Theory by Gross and Tucker, given a cellular embedding of a graph on a surface (by 'surface' I mean here a sphere with some $n\geq 0$ handles, and below $S_n$ ...
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Does a pair of disjoint homotopic cycles in the dual separate the graph?

Let $G$ be a graph embedded on an orientable compact surface of genus $g$ so that the embedding is cellular. Consider the dual of the graph $G^*$. Let $C_1$ and $C_2$ be disjoint cycles in $G^*$ that ...
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Place n points in a box as far away from each other as possible

Can you suggest an optimal or heuristic algorithm for placing points on a 2D plane (within a constrained space) such that minimum distance between any two points is maximized. In other words, I'm ...
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Is there any good and free Introduction to topological graph theory

My knowledge in topological graph theory is in low, I need some good reference which has two simple thing, Definition of new concepts (like genus,graph embedding in surface, ...) also contains related ...
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