# Graphs: basic definitions and notation Definition A (undirected, unweighted) graph is a pair G = (V, E), where V = {v 1, v 2,..., v n } is a set of vertices,

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Graphs: basic definitions and notation Definition A (undirected, unweighted) graph is a pair G = (V, E), where V = {v 1, v 2,..., v n } is a set of vertices, and E <= V 2, where V 2 = {{v 1, v 2 }, {v 1, v 3 },..., {v 1, v n },..., {v n-1, v n }} is an unordered product of V, i.e. a set of all two element subsets of V defining the set of all possible edges of the graph, G. Example G = (V, E) where V = {a, b, c, d} and E = V 2 a b d c c d a b Definition Graph G = (V, E) with all possible edges present (i.e. E = V 2 ) is called a complete graph.

Example Consider the following graph, where nodes represent cities, and edges show if there is a direct flight between each pair of cities. CHG SF HTD OAK ATL LA SD V = {SF, OAK, CHG, HTD, ATL, LA, SD} E = {{SF, HTD}, {SF, CHG}, {SF, LA}, {SF, SD}, {SD, OAK}, {CHG, LA}, {LA, OAK}, {LA, ATL}, {LA, SD}, {ATL, HTD}, {SD, ATL}}

Definition A subgraph of a graph G = (V, E) is a graph G’ = (V’, E’), where V’<= V and E’<= E. Definition A graph with a small number of edges present ( E <= V log V) is called a sparse graph. Definition A graph with E > V log V is called a dense graph. Definition Let G = (V, E), and x, y are two vertices. We say that: x and y are adjacent if {x, y} belongs to E; x and y are called incident to the edge {x, y} (for brevity, we will write xy instead of {x, y}). To describe the relationship of adjacency in a graph, we use adjacency matrix. Let V = {a, b, c, d, e, f, g} and E = {ab, cd, fg, bg, af}. The adjacency matrix describing this graph is the following: a b c d e f g a 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 b 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 c 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 d 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 e 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 f 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 g 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 we assume that vertices cannot be adjacent to themselves

Definition Let G = (V, E), and v 1,..., v n belong to V are such that v i v i+1 belongs to E for 1 <= i <= n-1. Then, the sequence v 1, v 1 v 2, v 2, v 2 v 3, v 3, v 3 v 4,..., v n-1, v n-1 v n, v n is called: a walk from v 1 to v n. We will write for brevity v 1 v 2 v 3... v n ; if the edges are all distinct, we call it a trail from v 1 to v n ; if the vertices are all distinct (except possible for v 1 and v n ), it is called a path between v 1 and v n ; a walk, trail or path is called trivial if it consists of a single vertex, otherwise it is called non-trivial; a walk, trail or path is called closed if v 1 = v n, otherwise it is called open; a non-trivial closed trail or path is called a cycle. Definition A graph is called connected if there is a path from each node to every other node in the graph.

Definition Let G = (V, E) be a connected graph, and T = (V, E’) be a tree with the same vertex set, V, but E’ is a subset of E. Then T is called a spanning tree of G. Example: a graph and its spanning tree

The Graph ADT Definition A graph, G, is a data structure comprised by two sets of objects, nodes and edges, where nodes store data and edges indicate relationships between the data stored in the nodes. Operations (methods) on graphs: addEdge(v1, v2) Returns G with new edge v1v2 added removeEdge(v1, v2) Returns G with edge v1v2 removed edge(v1, v2) Returns true if there is an edge between v1 and v2 vertices() Returns an enumeration all vertices in G edges() Returns an enumeration of all edges in G numVertices() Returns the number of vertices in G numEdges() Returns the number of edges in G degree(v) Returns the degree of v adjacentVertices(v) Returns an enumeration of the vertices adjacent to v incidentEdges(v) Returns an enumeration of edges incident to v

Representation of graphs as an adjacency matrix The easiest way to represent a graph is by means of its adjacency matrix. For unweighted undirected graphs, the adjacency matrix V(v ij ) is an n x n matrix, where 1, if v i v j belongs to E v ij = 0, otherwise for 1 <= i, j <= n, and v i v i belongs to E for all i. Example Consider the following graph  a  b mm  l  k  j  i  h  d  e  f  g  c

Example (contd.) The adjacency matrix of the example graph is the following: a b c d e f g h i j k l m a 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 b 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 c 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 d 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 e 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 f 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 g 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 h 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 i 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 j 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 k 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 l 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 m 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 Because v i v i belongs to E for all i.

Representation of graphs as adjacency lists Each node has an adjacency list associated with it, which contains all of the nodes adjacent to that node. Our example graph is described by means of the following adjacency lists: a b c d e f g h i j k l m Here edges were assumed to have appeared in the following order: ag, ab, ac, lm, jm, jl, jk, ed, fd, hi, fe, af, ge.  f  a  f  e  a  g  j  k  h  i  b  c  j  f  e  g  d  e  d  m  l  a  l  m

Graph traversals Given graph G, we want to systematically visit every node, and check every edge. The two main traversals are: 1Depth-first traversal. Assume start is a node in the graph, where our traversal begins. Then, each node reachable from start is visited in the following order: 1)start is visited, then 2)the first node adjacent to start, and recursively all nodes adjacent to that node, then 3)the second node adjacent to start, and recursively all nodes adjacent to that node, then... 7)the n-th node adjacent to start, and recursively all nodes adjacent to it.