By Hiroshi Nagamochi

Algorithmic features of Graph Connectivity is the 1st complete ebook in this important proposal in graph and community conception, emphasizing its algorithmic features. as a result of its huge purposes within the fields of communique, transportation, and construction, graph connectivity has made large algorithmic development lower than the impression of the speculation of complexity and algorithms in sleek laptop technology. The publication comprises a variety of definitions of connectivity, together with edge-connectivity and vertex-connectivity, and their ramifications, in addition to comparable themes similar to flows and cuts. The authors comprehensively talk about new innovations and algorithms that let for faster and extra effective computing, reminiscent of greatest adjacency ordering of vertices. masking either uncomplicated definitions and complicated issues, this e-book can be utilized as a textbook in graduate classes in mathematical sciences, corresponding to discrete arithmetic, combinatorics, and operations learn, and as a reference e-book for experts in discrete arithmetic and its functions.

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21. Let G = (V, E) be a simple unweighted undirected/directed graph, and let s and t be two vertices in V . (i) κ(s, t) internally vertex-disjoint (s, t)-paths and a minimum (s, t)-vertex cut in G can be found in O(n 1/2 m) time. (ii) Let k ≥ 1 be a given integer. Whether κ(s, t) ≥ k holds or not can be tested in O(km) time. 4 Computing Connectivities 39 vertex-disjoint (s, t)-paths and a minimum (s, t)-vertex cut in G can be found in O(km) time. Proof. When a given graph is undirected, we redefine G to be the digraph obtained by replacing each edge with two oppositely oriented edges.

1 Choose arbitrarily a set S of k vertices from V ; 2 Compute α1 = min{k, κ S,S }. If κ S,S < k, then find a (u, v)-vertex cut C1 with (u, v) ∈ E(S, S) that attains |C1 | = κ S,S ; 3 Construct the augmented graph G S as defined earlier; 4 Compute α2 = min{k, κs+ (G S ), κs− (G S )}. If α2 < k, then find a (u, v)-vertex cut C2 with (u, v) ∈ E(S, T ) ∪ E(S, T ) that attains |C2 | = α2 ; 5 if min{α1 , α2 } = k then 6 Output “κ(G) ≥ k” 7 else 8 Output C = Ci with |Ci | = min{α1 , α2 }. 25. Given a noncomplete digraph G = (V, E) and an integer k ∈ [1, n − 2], VERTEXCONN correctly tests the k-vertex-connectivity of G and outputs a minimum vertex cut of G if κ(G) < k.

If min{κ S,T , κT,S } ≥ κ S,S (= κ(G)), then 42 1 Introduction |S| ≤ min{κ S,S , κs+ (G S ), κs− (G S )} ≤ κ S,S = κ(G) < |S|, a contradiction. Then assume κ S,S > min{κ S,T , κT,S } (= κ(G)). 23(i), we have min{κ S,T , κT,S } ≥ min{κs+ (G S ), κs− (G S )}. Hence, |S| ≤ min{κS,S , κs+ (G S ), κs− (G S )} ≤ min{κ S,S , κ S,T , κT,S } = min{κ S,T , κT,S } = κ(G) < |S|, a contradiction. 23(ii). First consider the case of κS,S ≤ min{κs+ (G S ), κs− (G S )}. 22(ii) and |S| > κ(G). 23(i). This, however, implies that min{κ S,T , κT,S } ≥ κ S,S , a contradiction.