Questions about properties of and problems on graphs, discrete data structures that have the form of nodes connected by edges, that is networks.

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How many ways are there to add a node to a digraph?

In a digraph with $n$ vertices, how many different ways a new vertex can be added to get the digraphs with $n$+1 vertices? Input digraph with $n$ vertices have following degree criteria : There ...
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A graph not embeddable in closed surface

Let $G$ be an $n$ vertex graph with edges of $G$ greater than $\Delta(n^2)$. Suppose that $G$ contains a complete bipartite graph $K_{t,t}$ as a minor. How can we use this information to prove that ...
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How can we reduce a vertex cover problem to shortest acyclic orienatation?

I want to show that shortest acyclic orientation(SAO) is NP complete.Since vertex cover in Np complete so if vertex cover is reduced to shortest acyclic orientation then it will also be NP complete. ...
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TSP polynomial Time [on hold]

How can it be proved that TSP cannot be solved in polynomial time ( Please bear that I don't have a hardcore computer science background).
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What are the known NP-hardness or optimization results about spectrum of matrices? [closed]

Like for symmetric $d-$regular matrices over 0/1 or 0/1/-1 what are some known optimization results about their possible spectral radius or spectral gap? [..I am calling a symmetric matrix to be ...
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Solving cycle in undirected graph in log space?

Setting Let: $$UCYLE = \mathcal \{ <G> ~:~ G \text{ is an undirected graph that contains a simple cycle}\}.$$ My Solution we show $UCYLE \in L$ by constructing $\mathcal M$ that decides ...
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$G$ has an Euler tour iff in-degree($v$)=out-degree($v$)

A simple cycle is a path in a graph that starts and ends at the same vertex without passing through the same vertex more than once. A complex cycle, is a cycle that passes through the same vertex ...
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Partitioning planar graph cycles based on chords

Given a cycle of length > 3 in a planar graph, I'm looking to partition it into 4 sublists of length 2 or more such that: No sublist contains two vertices with a chord between them The last element ...
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Terminology for a graph with ports on its nodes

A Graph is a well-defined concept in mathematics, computer science and engineering disciplines that depend on them. However, oftentimes a practical implementation of a (directed) graph in a certain ...
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Gray Code Generation

I am trying to generate a $n$-bit gray code where I can specify two strings $s$ and $t$ that must be consecutive in that gray code. I know that there are ways to generate specific codes (such has the ...
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Amplifying the correctness of $\mathsf{RP}$ algorithms using expander graphs

A graph $G = (V, E)$ is called an $(n, d, \varepsilon)$-expander if the graph has $n$ vertices, maximum degree $d$, and satisfies the following expansion property: for every subset $W\subset V$ such ...
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Shortest paths in weighted graphs, and minimum spanning trees

I stuck in one challenging question, I read on my notes. An undirected, weighted, connected graph $G$, (with no negative weights and with all weights distinct) is given. We know that, in this ...
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Route planning for a car driver picking up people using public transport

We just had an interesting though for a routing algorithm for people carpooling. Imagine the following situation: Person 1 is driving with his car from the south of city A to city B far in the north. ...
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Lowest Common Ancestor from children up?

I've seen algorithms for finding the lowest common ancestor from the root of a tree. However, I'm interested in finding the LCA of two distinct Nodes in a (not necessarily binary) tree from the bottom ...
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Minimum size of largest clique in graph

I'm having trouble with a problem from HackerRank, and I'm hoping someone here can enlighten me. The problem is stated like this: What is the minimum size of the largest clique in any graph with N ...
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Graph Centrality: spectral techniques

What is the difference between: normalizing the row of an adjacency matrix and taking the right eigenvector normalizing the row of an adjacency matrix and taking the left eigenvector normalizing the ...
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Betweenness centrality and least average shortest path

TL;DR: How do I justify mathematically that vertices with the highest betweenness centrality do not necessarily have the smallest mean shortest path? I am currently studying the London Underground as ...
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Matching a set of paths to an incrementally generated graph

I am working on an approximate matching problem, where I have a set of paths in an unknown graph (A) and a partial graph (B), where B is generated incrementally during the matching process (and can be ...
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Relationship between Independent Set and Vertex Cover

Directly from Wikipedia, a set of vertices $X \subseteq V(G)$ of a graph $G$ is independent if and only if its complement $V(G) \setminus X$ is a vertex cover. Does this imply that the complement of ...
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Comparing two graphs, finding vertices that changed their positions

I have a task of comparing two organisation charts. These chart objects are described as a set of nodes (people) where each has a unique ID field and a parent ID field (pointing to another node's ...
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Heaviest planar subgraph

Consider the following problem. Given: A complete graph with real non-negative weights on the edges. Task: Find a planar subgraph of maximum weight. ("Maximum" among all possible planar subgraphs.) ...
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Diameter and some Formula on Graph Theory [on hold]

in an undirected graph G, we define: Diameter is maximum of minimum paths between two vertex of a graph. L(s) is maximum length of minimum paths from s to ...
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Pagerank is equivalent to degree centrality

Can someone explain why pagerank defined for undirected graph with no damping factor is equivalent to the degree? $\sum_{j\in N(i)}{\frac{p(j)}{d(j)}} = d(i)$ I looked up every book I could, but ...
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Christofides algorithm: why must an MST have even number of odd-degree vertices?

This question is not necessarily related to Christofides algorithm per se, I just ran into it when reading about it. I assume that a minimum spanning tree must have an even number of odd-degree ...
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Lower bounding the minimum equivalent graph

The transitive reduction $G^t = (V,E^t)$ of a graph $G=(V,E)$ is the smallest graph with the same reachability as $G$ with the property $E^t \subseteq V \times V$. The minimum equivalent graph $G' = ...
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Is the weighted transitive reduction problem NP-hard?

The transitive reduction problem is to find the graph with the smallest number of edges such that $G^t = (V,E^t)$ has the same reachability as $G=(V,E)$. When $E^t \subseteq E$ it is NP-complete. ...
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Totally unimodular <=> polynomial time?

Crossposting due to recommendation. I formulated a MIP problem which I didn't expect to be unimodular. The problem is to find a minimum complete sequence in a strongly connected digraph. That is, ...
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Is a “tree” with $0$ vertices, $0$ edges or $1$ vertex, $0$ edges considered a valid tree?

For the following $2$ cases: (1) $V = \emptyset, E = \emptyset $ (i.e. nothing at all) (2) $V = \{v_0\}, E = \emptyset $ (i.e. only 1 root node $v_0$) Are they considered a valid tree? It seems ...
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Finding all circuits that contain a given edge

Given a directed graph $G = (V, E)$ and an edge $e \in E$, I'm trying to come up with an algorithm to construct the minimum induced subgraph $H$ of $G$ with the property that every circuit in $G$ that ...
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Sufficient condition for simple graph isomorphism?

Say I have two simple graphs, $A$ and $B$ In $A$, I know: one node has 3 nodes at distance of 1, 4 nodes at distance 2, etc. one node has 4 nodes at distance of 1, 1 nodes at distance 2, etc. etc. ...
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Is it possible to convert a graph with one negative capacity to a graph with only positive capacities?

I am interested in whether a graph (say, a complete graph) with one capacity negative (or many, but one should suffice) can be reconstructed as a graph with all non-negative capacities where the max ...
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Understanding the correctness of the Euler Tour Technique

I can't prove the correctness of the following algorithm by R. E. Tarjan amd U. Vishkin, as described on wikipedia: Given an undirected tree presented as a set of edges, the Euler tour ...
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Stable matching of producers, consumers and objects

Has the following version of the stable matching problem been studied? There are $k$ types of objects. There are $n$ producers, each of whom can produce a single object of any type, and has a ...
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undirected graph without weights and DFS [closed]

following question on undirected graph without weights can be solved by using DFS and in O(|V|+|E|) times. check that G is ...
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Finding a Hamiltonian Path through the complete graph on 37 vertices: $K_{37}$ [closed]

I'm planning on making a fiber art $K_{37}$ (like the one I laser etched with help: K37: The complete graph on 37 nodes, svg). To accomplish this, the plan is to construct 37 pegs equally spaced in a ...
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Generate scale-free networks with power-law degree distributions using Barabasi-Albert

I'm trying to reproduce the synthetic networks (graphs) described in some papers. It is stated that the Barabasi-Albert model was used to create "scale-free networks with power-law degree ...
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Examples for directed graphs with super polynomial cover time

The cover time of a graph is the expected number of steps in a random walk on the graph until we visit all the nodes. For undirected graphs the cover time is upperbounded by $O(n^3)$. What about ...
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Equivalent Straight Line Embedding of a Planar Graph Drawing on a Grid

An embedding of a graph G on a surface Σ is a representation of G on Σ in which points of Σ are associated to vertices and simple arcs are associated to edges in such a way that: the endpoints of ...
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Not Hamiltonian is in NP Class? [duplicate]

I ask a question before, Questions on Graph and Hamiltonian, but i ask it here with different challenging contest. From this book and other study in complexity theory, I have seen the following ...
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Parallel algorithm to find if a set of nodes is on an elememtry cycle in a directed/undirected graph

I'm looking to find / develop a simple parallel algorithm that does this: Input: vs: list of root vertices max_length: max cycle length max_dist: max distance to root Variants one variant of ...
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Questions on Graph and Hamiltonian [closed]

From this book and other study in complexity theory, I have seen the following statement: The definition of NP is not symmetric with respect to yes-instances and no-instances. For example, it is ...
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What is an edge hop?

I've tried googling it, but found nothing. Here is the context it's in: From Bayesian Reasoning and Machine Learning: Adjacency matrices may seem wasteful since many of the entries are zero. ...
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Heuristic for weighted maximum independent set in graph with ~$2 \times 10^5$ nodes and $|E| \propto |V|$

I want to find a near-optimal solution for a maximum weight independent set. i.e given a graph $G = (V,E)$ I want to find a set $S = \{v_1,v_2,\dots,v_n\}$ of nodes in $V$ such that the sum of their ...
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Term for a matching which is perfect on one side only

What is a standard term for a matching in a bipartite graph, in which one part has less vertices than the other part, and the part with less vertices is fully matched (but the other part is, ...
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Solving $Isomorphism$ using $AUTOM$ in polynomial time

Let $Iso$ be the language of all $<G,H>$ such that $G$ and $H$ are isomorphic, and $AUTOM$ be the language of all $G$'s such that $G$ has a non-trivial automorphism. I'd like to show that, ...
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A* graph search heuristicfor pathfinding

A* needs a consistent heuristic to work on a graph. So I'm not sure if the heuristic of a straight line (bird flight) can be used. For example: the costs to travel to a neighbors node is always ...
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Reweight general weighted graph to distinct graph for using Borůvka's

Is it possible to re-weight a generally-weighted graph to a distinctly-weighted graph to apply Borůvka's algorithm (wiki) for minimum spanning tree to it? I can't seem to think of a way to make a ...
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Reduction from a further constrained problem

If I find an NP Hard problem that is equivalent to my problem with an additional constraint or bound, can I still prove that my problem is NP Hard? Generally, this is probably not the case. For ...
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How can I evaluate an algorithm for a NP-Hard problem?

I have written a program to calculate the number of stable partition in a graph. ( That is: find which partition of the nodes does not have edges between nodes of the same block. ) The professor, ...
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Constructing orthogonal latin square Parker/Knuth method

I'm working through Knuth; The Art of Computer Programming, Vol. 4 Fascicle 0 and I'm having a little trouble making sense of the method Knuth describes for computing an orthogonal latin square. The ...