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How can I prove that the cover time for a directed graph G can be exponential in the size of G?

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What is the "cover time"? –  Raphael Jun 22 '12 at 14:57
    
I think cover time means the expected number of steps taken by a random walk to visit every vertex. –  Juho Jun 22 '12 at 21:19
    
You also have to assume that the graph is strongly connected. –  Yuval Filmus Jan 27 '13 at 6:38

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You do it in two steps:

  1. First you think of a graph which you can expect to be difficult.

  2. Then you prove your suspicion.

Let's start with the first step - do you have any graph in mind?

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