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asked How to find all proper colorings (four coloring) of a graph with a brute force algorithm
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comment planar embedding a graph
Draw your graph on the sphere. Your edge $e$ divides two faces. Choose one of these two faces. Now imagine the sphere made of very elastic rubben, make a small hole to the chosen face and blow into it. Enlarge the hole and flatten the balloon (the sphere) to adhere to the plane. The face you chosed is now the outer face of the graph.
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comment Help with distribution and disposition of faces in a map (four color theorem)
Do you know if there is an online version of this paper or an equivalent study on the subject?
Nov
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comment Help with distribution and disposition of faces in a map (four color theorem)
Thanks. I'll try to get a copy!
Nov
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comment Help with distribution and disposition of faces in a map (four color theorem)
I used a computer program I am building to create simplified maps (sourceforge.net/projects/maps-coloring). The program did not return any map of 13 faces. At the beginning I thought to a bug in the software, then I sketched a proof I thing is right (4coloring.wordpress.com/open-points-and-notes)
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comment Help with distribution and disposition of faces in a map (four color theorem)
$$F = F_2+F_3+F_4+\cdots$$ $$2E = 3V = 2F_2+3F_3+4F_4+\cdots$$ Since a region bounded by n edges has n vertices and each vertex belongs to three regions, by Euler's formula V-E+F = 2 we have: $$6V-6E+6F = 12$$ $$4E-6E+6F = 12$$ $$6F-2E = 12$$ $$6(F_2+F_3+F_4+\cdots)-(2F_2+3F_3+4F_4+\cdots) = 12$$ $$4F_2+3F_3+2F_4+F_5+0F_6-F_7-2F_8-3F_9-\cdots = 12$$ That becomes: $$F_5=12+F_7+2F_8+3F_9+\cdots$$
Nov
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comment Help with distribution and disposition of faces in a map (four color theorem)
I am pretty sure the identity is: $$F_5=12+F_7+2F_8+\cdots$$ Why the ">"? About the simplified map with 13 faces, I verified manually (computer program) that it does not exist. I agree that 13 pentagons is not possible because it would lead to the identity to be 13 = 12. Any other face with more than 6 edges would not work either. If we try with an $F_7$, the equilibrium would bend on the right of the equality and we would need 13 faces of type $F_5$ to balance it. The only possible solutions is to have 12 faces of type $F_5$ + 1 face of type $F_6$ = 13 faces. But these maps do not exist.
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asked Help with distribution and disposition of faces in a map (four color theorem)
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answered Publishing elementary proofs of theorems
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