Questions about graphs in which every edge is associated with a weight.

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Checking a property of all of the cycles in a graph

Suppose $G= (V,E)$ is a directed graph with weights on the edges. I would like to check if $G$ has the following property: if $C \subset E$ is the set of edges in a cycle of length at least $3$, then ...
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Path optimization in a DAG: maximizing number of least cost links

I've got the following problem. I've a graph $G=(V,E)$ as in the picture and I have to calculate the optimal path from $R$ to $S$. The optimal path has to maximize the number of least cost arcs. In ...
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Finding next lightest path [duplicate]

Using Dijkstra algorithm, how can I find the next shortest path in a directed weighted graph? (When saying next, I mean that the next path must be heavier than the lightest path and not equal). The ...
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Seemingly non sequitur in proof

I'm trying to understand a small proof in an article about computing lumpability on Markov chains. There is a small detail that I cannot understand, i.e. I don't think it follows from the argument. ...
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Covering a graph with non-overlapping cliques

I have a problem where I need to split a graph into subgraphs. The conditions for the splitting is as follows: Every subgraph must be a complete graph/clique No vertex can be part of two or more ...
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Proof for variation of Prim's and Kruskal's to find maximum-weight acyclic subgraph

I have been scratching my head to find good counter examples to the following problem: Suppose we are given a directed graph G=(V,E) in which every edge has a distinct positive edge weight. A ...
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What are Markov chains?

I'm currently reading some papers about Markov chain lumping and I'm failing to see the difference between a Markov chain and a plain directed weighted graph. For example in the article Optimal ...
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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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Minimal connected subgraph containing 4 specific vertecies

Let $G$ be an undirected weighted connected graph with non-negative weights on the edges, and let $v_1, v_2, v_3, v_4$ be 4 vertecies in $V[G]$. The goal: find a connected subgraph of $G$ with ...
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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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Limiting capacity of knapsack to a polynomial function of elements in the Knapsack problem

I saw somewhere that if we limit the capacity (weight) of the knapsack to a polynomial function of elements then the class of the problem changes to P, but it didn't say why. I can't figure out why is ...
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Can negative weight cycle problem be resolved if we were to add a constant to all weights? [duplicate]

Suppose a graph contains three nodes a, b, c where w(a,b) = 5, w(b,c) = -4, w(c,a) = -6. Now let's add a 6 to all weights, so we have w(a,b) = 11, w(b,c) = 2, w(c,a) = 0. This seems to eliminate ...
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Finding negative weight cycles in graph using BFS/DFS

I was learning about Bellman-Ford in CLRS and in the exercises, there is a question to find a way to list the vertices of a negative weight cycle if one exists. I was able to find one algorithm by ...
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Weighted undirected graphs, complex Laplacian, complex eigenvalues & spectral clusering

I am rather puzzled and confused, I have been trying to get a clear understanding of how would spectral clustering work for an undirected weighted graph, I have used the normalized Laplacian, but I ...
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check whether given tree is minimum or not

Problem says, suppose you're given a weighted (weights can be negative) graph and a spanning tree of it. Then you've to tell in linear time whether that spanning tree is minimum or not. I was doing ...
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Applications of min spanning trees

What are the significant applications of minimum spanning trees? After doing some research online and in several textbooks, I have found three real-world applications: Building a connected network. ...
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Choice of algorithm for hierarchical clustering for minimizing network communication costs

Suppose I have a large distributed task running on a cluster system where part of the workload is compute bound and part depends on network performance. Data transfer is not completely homogeneous ...
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What is a semantic cognitive map

Based on: J. P. Carvalho, "On the Semantics and the Use of Fuzzy Cognitive Maps in Social Sciences" (WCCI, 2010 -- PDF) and Richard Dagan's web page Cognitive Mapping. A cognitive map consists of ...
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Adding a node between two others, minimizing its maximum distance to any other node

We are given an undirected graph weighted with positive arc lengths and a distinguished edge $(a,b)$ in the graph. The problem is to replace this edge by two edges $(a,c)$ and $(c,b)$ where $c$ is a ...
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Maximum length path between any two nodes in a tree with possible negative edge weights

Is there an efficient way to find the longest path between any two nodes in a tree. Given that edges can have negative weights. I know about the diameter problem which finds the longest path in a ...
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Proof of shortest-paths optimality conditions

I am struggling with understanding the proof of shortest-paths optimality conditions. Let $G$ be an edge-weighted digraph. Then values in $distTo[]$ are the shortest path distances from $s$ iff: ...
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Is traversing an unconnected graph possible?

I have been assigned a fun project: design and implement a program that maintains the data of a simple social network. Each person in the network should have a profile that contains his name, current ...
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Using Dijkstra to find shortest path in relation to two weight functions?

I'm given a graph and two weight functions, $w_1$ and $w_2$, such that there doesn't exist a negative loop in the graph in $w_1$ and $w_2$. I'm also given two vertices, $s$ and $t$, and am asked to ...
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Shortest directed path connecting given subset of vertices

Given weighted directed graph $G = (V,E,w)$, where $w : E \to \mathbb R^+$ source vertex $v \in V$ vertex subset $U \subset V$ how to find a shortest directed path from $v$ containing all vertices ...
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Algorithm to determine a minimal cost graph [closed]

I'm trying to solve this problem: Given a collection of cities and the number of commuters between cities, design a network of roads for minimal cost where cost includes the cost of building the ...
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Why does Dijkstra's algorithm fail on a negative weighted graphs?

I know this is probably very basic, I just can't wrap my head around it. We recently studied about Dijkstra's algorithm for finding the shortest path between two vertices on a weighted graph. My ...
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Dijkstra's algorithm for edge weights in range 0, …, W

Suppose I want to run Dijkstra's algorithm on a graph whose edge weights are integers in the range 0, ..., W, where W is a relatively small number. How can I modify that algorithm so that it takes ...
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Calculating the number of non-intersecting routes in an Euclidean graph

I have an Euclidean graph: each vertex is a point on the 2D plane, so the weight of each edge is the Euclidean distance between the vertices. I found a geometric proof that every optimal TSP solution ...
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Is there a relationship between graph entropy and node entropy?

Eagle, et al [1] discuss the notion of node entropy and this is captured in igraph via the diversity metric. I was wondering if there was any relationship between these node entropies and the idea of ...
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Efficient way to find intersections

I have an Euclidean graph: each vertex is a point on the 2D plane, so the weight of each edge is the Euclidean distance between the vertices. I am randomly creating a path thru all the vertices and I ...
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Converting graphs to sets of paths

I have an Euclidean, undirected graph: each vertex is a point on the 2D plane, so the weight of each edge is the Euclidean distance between the vertices. The number of vertices with no edges is ...
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Shortest non intersecting path for a graph embedded in a euclidean plane (2D)

What algorithm would you use to find the shortest path of a graph, which is embedded in an euclidean plane, such that the path should not contain any self-intersections (in the embedding)? For ...
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A* to find the longest path in a directed cyclic graph

I have written an A* algorithm to find the shortest path through a directed cyclic graph. I am trying to modify it to find the longest path through the same graph. My attempt was to write it so that ...
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Shortest path that passes through specific node(s)

I am trying to find an efficient solution to my problem. Let's assume that I have positive weighted graph G containing 100 nodes(each node is numbered) and it is an ...
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Dividing a weighted planar graph into $k$ subgraphs with balanced weight

I've been looking for an algorithm which divides an undirected, weighted, planar and simple graph into $k$ disjoint subgraphs. Here, the graph is sparse, $k$ is fixed, and there are no negative edge ...
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Effect of increasing the capacity of an edge in a flow network with known max flow

I need your help with an exercise on Ford-Fulkerson. Suppose you are given a flow network with capacities $(G,s,t)$ and you are also given the max flow $|f|$ in advance. Now suppose you are ...
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Multicommodity shortest path problem on a directed acyclic graph

I have n commodities with each a unique source and sink node. Each source-sink pair is connected in some manner on a directed acyclic graph. All arc weights are non-negative. The goal is to find the ...
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Modifying Dijkstra's algorithm for edge weights drawn from range $[1,…,K]$

Suppose I have a directed graph with edge weights drawn from range $[1,\dots, K]$ where $K$ is constant. If I'm trying to find the shortest path using Dijkstra's algorithm, how can I modify the ...
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Minimum s-t cut in weighted directed acyclic graphs with possibly negative weights

I ran into the following problem: Given a directed acyclic graph with real-valued edge weights, and two vertices s and t, compute the minimum s-t cut. For general graphs this is NP-hard, since one ...
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An edge that connects more than two nodes in a graph?

Is there a way to create a single edge on a graph that connects 3 or more nodes? For example, let's say that the probability of Y occurring after X is 0.1, and the probability of Z occurring after Y ...
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Do the minimum spanning trees of a weighted graph have the same number of edges with a given weight?

If a weighted graph $G$ has two different minimum spanning trees $T_1 = (V_1, E_1)$ and $T_2 = (V_2, E_2)$, then is it true that for any edge $e$ in $E_1$, the number of edges in $E_1$ with the same ...