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Efficient Algorithms for Listing Combinatorial Structures

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Part of Distinguished Dissertations in Computer Science

  • Date Published: July 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521117883

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  • First published in 1993, this thesis is concerned with the design of efficient algorithms for listing combinatorial structures. The research described here gives some answers to the following questions: which families of combinatorial structures have fast computer algorithms for listing their members? What general methods are useful for listing combinatorial structures? How can these be applied to those families which are of interest to theoretical computer scientists and combinatorialists? Amongst those families considered are unlabelled graphs, first order one properties, Hamiltonian graphs, graphs with cliques of specified order, and k-colourable graphs. Some related work is also included, which compares the listing problem with the difficulty of solving the existence problem, the construction problem, the random sampling problem, and the counting problem. In particular, the difficulty of evaluating Pólya's cycle polynomial is demonstrated.

    • Winner of distinguished dissertation award
    • Contains material of interest to combinatorialists as well as computer scientists
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    • Date Published: July 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521117883
    • length: 180 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 10 mm
    • weight: 0.3kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Techniques for listing combinatorial structures
    3. Applications to particular families of structures
    4. Directions for future work on listing
    5. Related results
    6. Bibliography.

  • Author

    Leslie Ann Goldberg, Sandia National Laboratories, Peru

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