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Split a graph on order to solve min cut max flow algorithm in parallel

I'm working with very big graph (millions of nodes) that have this structure: I'd like to solve the maximum flow/minimum cut problem in parallel by splitting the graph into multiple parts in order ...
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traffic flow: red/green light or stop and move?

I live in the burbs and every day twice I drive through a 4-way intersection (E/W - N/S) that is controlled by a red light at which one has to stop from all directions and may pass in the order of ...
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Max flow on undirected graph with constrained edges

I've been trying for a while to develop an algorithm that counts the maximum number of disjoint vertex paths in a graph, but with an addition of "forced paths". Forced paths are here marked with bold ...
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flow conservation s-t flow

Let $G= (V; E)$ be a flow network with capacities $c:E\to \mathbb{R}$, source $s\in V$ and sink $t \in T$. Show that every $s$-$t$ flow satis fies $$\sum_{v\in V} f(s,v) = \sum_{v \in V} f(v,t)$$ I ...
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LP transformation of multi-commodity flow problem

I have the following multi-commodity flow problem that I would like to bring into canonical LP format. \begin{equation*} \begin{aligned} & \underset{d}{\text{minimize}} & &d(x) = ...
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Determining whether there is a valid rounding in a table of numbers

Suppose you have a table such as: $\begin{array}{ccc} 11.998 & 9.083 & 2.919 &|& 24\\ 12.983 & 10.872 & 3.145 &|& 27\\ 1.019 & 2.045 & 0.936 &|& 4\\ ...
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Give an algorithm that computes a fair driving schedule for all people in a carpool over $d$ days

Some people agree to carpool, but they want to make sure that any carpool arrangement is fair and doesn't overload any single person with too much driving. Some scheme is required because none ...
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One question about a network optimization problem.

The network model for this problem is as follows: and from the model, we see that it formed a circle and hence without any calculations, the upper and lower bounds for cell Delta/Ph.D. must be ...
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mathematical formulation Minimum Cost Flow

I have a problem of minimum cost flow that can be defined as the following matrix. I want to solve it how a linear program (without using kruskal algorithms, prim etc). How can I formulate it like a ...
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Minimal disjoint chains covering graph vertex set

I'm looking for references on the following problem: Given a graph $G=(V,E)$, what is the minimum number of simple, disjoint paths that span all the vertices in $V$? i.e., let $P$ be the answer to ...
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Strong Triadic Closure and Nodes that Violate/satisfy it

I am very confused about Strong Triadic Closure and knowing what nodes satisfy and violate it. I know 100%,, if it does NOT violate, then it satisfies it. If there r 3 nodes, and Node A is connected ...
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Estimate time it takes the minimum mean cycle cancelling algorithm to converge

This particular algorithm solves the circulation problem, equivalent to the minimum-capacitated flow. My question rather than only from this particular algorithm, but for combinatorial solutions in ...
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k- maximally link disjoint paths and equations

This problem is NP-complete and also discussed to some extent in Graph problems which are NP-Complete on directed graphs but polynomial on undirected graphs from the level of my reading from various ...
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Problem Solving - Project Crashing Time

My working out: (EST,EFT) times for the activities: A: (0,0) B: (0,8) C: (3,3) D: (10,38) E: (10,18) F: (18,18) G: (25,33) H: (58,58) I: (25,33) J: (45,53) K: (118,118) Finish: (133,133) ...
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Maximal flow in flow-networks

I want to do the task (b),(c) and (d)in the picture above. I have done (b) correctly. For (c) I only found one (s-t) augmenting path, namely (s,1),(1,3),(3,2),(2,4),(4,t) and I only can push one ...
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Successive shortest path with infite distances

I have some error in reasoning while trying to understand the successive shortest path algorithm as described in Ahuja, Magnanti, Orlin "Network flows". The algorithm starts with the zero flow and ...
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Equivalence Graphs

On the basis of this definition: Two graphs are equivalent if they have the same set of edges (ex. (A,B),(A,C)) how would you determine equivalence for graphs that are not labelled: ex.
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Inter-neighbor resistance on triangular prism

Given a triangular prism of infinite length along the X direction. A graph is formed with the set of nodes all the points on an edge of the prism with integer values of X, and the with each node ...
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Reduce problem to max flow

I have the following question: Assume each student can borrow at most 10 books from the library, and the library has three copies of each title in its inventory. Each student submits a list of ...
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Maximum Flow - Ford Fulkerson

I tried using the Ford Fulkerson algorithm with the following question: The result I got was 25: I've been told that my solution is not correct. I was not told what the solution was however. ...
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Find $k$ non-disrupting paths from $s$ to $t$

Given the bidirectional graph $G = (V, E)$ where $V$ = set of Vertices, $E$ = set of Edges; given source node $s$ and destination node $t$. Let $A_i$ ($i = 1, 2,\ldots l$) be the subset of vertices ...
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How do you update primal flow and dual slacks with dual network flow?

Heres the problem Heres my attempt The leaving arc is arc(d,b) since it is negative, now arc(d,b) = 0 The entering arc is arc(g,e) since it is lowest primal flow and in opposite direction of ...
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Prove a problem about Networks(in graph theory)

$S$ and $T$ are two subsets of $V(N)$, which is the set of vertices in network N. Let $S^c$ denotes the complement of $S$ and $[S,S^c]$ be the set of arcs starting in $S$ and finishing in $S^c$. If ...
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Some help with understanding Fulkerson algorithm for maximum flow

I'm learning flow networks. I learned Fulkerson algorithm, but there exists one point that is difficult for me. Sorry for image, but I think this is best the way I can explain my problem. This is an ...
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Network simplex method, leaving and entering variables

Could someone give me a hint on this question, which is a past exam question: Under what circumstances will an entering variable in the network simplex method be the same as the leaving variable? ...
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Flow reduction by removing a set of k edges

I am trying to find an algorithm which recieves as input: 1) a Flow network N(G,c,s,t) in which the capacity of an edge is either 0 or 1 (i.e. Exists or not). 2) a positive integer k The output ...
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Need help with minimum cost network flow problems

Consider the tree solution for the following minimum cost network flow problem: The numbers on the tree arcs represent primal flows while numbers on the nontree arcs are dual slacks. (a) Using the ...
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Spanning Tree, Network Modelling

I'm developing some software at the moment for voip communications (broadcast style comms, think ventrilo or teamspeak) between multiple users without a central server (send voice to server, server ...
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How to find a max flow in a flow network

I'm trying too many days to find an answer for this question with no success, so I hope you can help me. Let's say I have the following flow network: ...
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What is the difference between maximal flow and maximum flow?

I have tried a lot on internet, but I am unable to get a good answer on the difference between maximal and maximum flow in case of network flow. Anybody has an idea? with example would be really ...
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Enquiry to network flow

Could anyone advise me on how to find a feasible flow to the following graph so that the edges $(2,5), (4,5), (6,5),(6,7)$ are saturated? This means, I have to formulate the network flow as a linear ...
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Min-Cost-Flow Problem

Given a directed graph $G = (V,E)$ with a cost function $\gamma: E \to \Bbb R_{\geq 0}$ and two vertices $u,v \in V$. How to reduce the problem of finding a directed path from $u$ to $v$ with minimum ...
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transforming matrix data (enviornmental monitoring) into network (graph) structure

I have the following matrix of data from different locations (column 1), different stations (column 2) for different parameters (cols 3-9). The 0 values are missing data. 906 1 10 8 0 0 0 ...
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Real world application of dominating set?

can anyone tell me about the application of vertex coloring problem and algorithm for vertex color problem in graph or networks.
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the source and the sink have a maximum capacity

Consider a variant of max-flow networks in which all vertices different from the source and the sink have a maximum capacity. As we know, Such a network can be transformed into a usual max-flow ...
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Given a max flow on a graph, how do you determine the actual edges that belong to the minimal cut?

After applying an algorithm (like Ford-Fulkerson) that gives you the max flow over a graph $G(V,E)$, how do you determine the actual edges that belong to the minimal cut (recall the Max Flow/ Min Cut ...
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Finding the max flow of an undirected graph with Ford-Fulkerson

Given the following undirected graph, how would I find the max-flow/min-cut? Now, I know that in order to solve this, I need to redraw the graph so that it is directed as shown below. However, ...
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Help with linear algebra network flow (picture)

I've been stuck on this problem for hours. I keep starting and stopping because I'm not exactly sure what I'm doing. The examples the teacher worked in class were much more straight forward. If ...
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Proof of strong connectednes in digraphs by using maximum flow

G= (V,E) is strongly connected digraph if it has a directed path from i to j for every i,j in V. I want to prove that: G is strongly connected <=> every (S,T) cut in G has at least one arc in each ...
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Jackson network, steady state

My question is below: Consider a network of n queues with a Poisson arrival process of parameter t from outside the network, and independent exponentially distributed service times of ...
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Potential values of minimum cost maximum flow algorithm

I have a simple directed graph $G(V,E)$ that has a source $s$ and sink $t$. Each edge $e$ of $G$ has positive integer capacity $c(e)$ and positive integer cost $a(e)$. I am trying to find the minimum ...
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Flow network: Source with in degree and sink with out degree

I have a flow network G with a single source s and a single sink t, but out-degree(t) is not 0 and in-degree(s) is not 0. Does removing all the edges leaving t and/or entering s change the capacity ...
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Minimum u-v cuts

I am working on the following problem: Consider the $G=(V,E)$ and let $w:E \rightarrow \mathbb{R^+}$ be an assignment of nonnegative weights to its edges. Given $u,v \in V$, let f(u,v) be the weight ...
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Spanning Tree - Equivalent Properties

I am working on the following problem: Suppose that $T$ is a spanning tree of a graph $G$, with an edge cost function $c$. Let $T$ have the cycle property if for any edge $e' \not \in T, c(e') \geq ...
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Finding maximum flow of directed network with two inputs

I am given a directed network graph with three fixed verticess where two of these are "inputs" and and one is the "sink". I'm asked to find the maximal flow through the network. How should go about ...
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Network component detection

Suppose I have a (directed) graph with nonnegative edge weights. I would like to separate the graph into what you might call "$\epsilon$-components", that is, a partition $\{ V_i \}$ of the set $V$ of ...
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Proof of König's theorem

Let $G=(V,E)$ be a graph. $H\subseteq V$ is called a vertex cover of $G$ iff $(u,v)\in E\Rightarrow u\in H\vee v\in H$. Now let's assume $G$ is bipartite, i.e. $V=V_1 \cup V_2$ and $E\subseteq ...
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Flow Graphs: Why do you need the symmetry property of a graph?

$$\begin{gather} f(u,v) \le c(u,v) \tag{Capacity constraint} \\ f(u,v) = -f(v,u) \tag{Symmetry} \\ \sum_{\large{v \in V, v \ne s,t}} f(u,v) = 0 \tag{Conservation of flow} \end{gather}$$ When you are ...
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max flow/ min cut

Im trying to work out a flow of size 10 for the commodity network below (using Ford and Fulkerson algorithm). When working out the flow, would this be an acceptable solution: Where 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 ...
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How to show that union and intersection of min cuts in flow chart is also a min cut

The proof of this is everywhere skipped and said to be collorary of Ford-Fulkerson theorem. It's usually something like: Let $A$ and $B$ be low cuts of a flow chart. Then $A \cup B$ and $A \cap B$ ...