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Midwestern State University Department of Computer Science Dr. Ranette Halverson CMPS 2433 – CHAPTER 4 GRAPHS 1

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What is a graph? 2

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Graphs – Are they really important?? Yes! Used in virtually EVERY discipline! Common examples Airline routes – draw lines between cities Computer networks – lines for direct connection Workforce – People & Jobs assigned Travel – Cities & highways 5

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What is a graph? Non-technical definition: Set of objects in which some pairs are related DEFN: Graph Collection of Vertices (V) & Edges (E). Vertices are simple objects & an Edge is a connection between 2 Vertices Non-empty, finite set of vertices (V) & set of edges (e) of 2-element subsets (pairs) of V Note: Graph Theory terminology is not always consistent among books/authors 6

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What is a graph? Author’s restrictions No edge from vertex to itself Only one edge between 2 specific vertices Makes graphs simpler But is BIG restriction Other Examples??? 7

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Graph Terminology Vertices are generally named – a, b, c… Edges usually named by 2 vertices – (a,b) Edges may be labeled – usually a value Value = distance, cost, etc. Adjacent, Joined: 2 vertices are adjacent/joined if they are connected by an edge Incident: a vertex & edge are incident if the edge connects to the vertex 8

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Example Vertex Edge Label Value Adjacent Incident 9

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More Terms Degree of Vertex: Number of edges incident to the vertex Degree of Graph: Maximum of degrees of vertices Complete Graph: Every vertex is adjacent to every other vertex an edge exists between each pair of vertices 10

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Interpretation of a Graph NOTE: The shape of a graph is not “important” it is the relationship that is significant. A single graph can be drawn multiple ways but still represents the same relationships. PROBLEM: Given a graph, can it be drawn without any of the edges crossing? 11

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Number of Vertices How many edges are in a complete graph of N vertices? Can we solve inductively? Can we develop the table? VerticesEdges N??? 12

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Theorem 4.1 In a graph the sum of the degrees of the vertices equals twice the number of edges. Why? Because each 1 edge is incident on 2 vertices. 13

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Graph Representation: Adjacency Matrix Given a graph with N vertices, form an NXN matrix with rows & columns labeled to represent the vertices. Place a 1 in location (i, j) if there is an edge between Vertices i and j, and place a 0 otherwise. V1V2V3V4 V10110 V21001 V31001 V

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Graph Representation: Adjacency List List (array) containing each vertex, attached to a (linked) list of each vertex adjacent to it 15 V1V2V3 V2 V4 V3V1V3 V4V2V3

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Isomorphic Graphs Two graphs G1 & G2 are isomorphic if there exists a 1-to-1 correspondence f between the vertices of graphs such that if vertices u & v are adjacent in G1 then f (u) and f (v) are adjacent in G2 I.E. Graphs are the same except for labeling & arrangement 16

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Isomorphic Graphs The following graphs are isomorphic Colors indicate the 1-to-1 correspondence 17

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18 Determining Isomorphism How could we determine if 2 graphs G1 & G2 are isomorphic? This is a “hard” problem. (More later!) Can we determine if 2 Graphs G1 & G2 are NOT isomorphic?

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19 Determining Isomorphism Invariant – a term that states some fact that does not vary State isomorphic graph invariants: What properties must be true of 2 graphs if they are isomorphic.

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20 Determining Isomorphism Invariant – a term that states some fact that does not vary State isomorphic graph invariants: What properties must be true of 2 graphs if they are isomorphic? Equal number of vertices Equal number of edges Vertices have same degree

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21 Homework Section 4.1 All

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Paths & Circuits Multigraph: Graph which has parallel edges between vertices and/or loops Loop: Edge from a vertex to itself Degree is counted as 2 for a loop Parallel Edges: Multiple edges between 2 vertices Path: a path from vertices U to V is a sequence of vertices & edges from U to V Simple Path: no repeated edge or vertex Length of Path (from U to V): number of edges in the path from U to V

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23 Example Multigraph Loop Degree (of node with loop) Parallel Edges Path Length of Pat

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24 More Terminology Connected: a graph in which there is a path between each pair of vertices Cycle: a path of length >0 which begins & ends at the same vertex all edges & non-ending vertices are distinct

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25 Euler Paths & Circuits Euler Path: a path including every edge exactly once & different first & last vertices Euler Circuit: a path including every edge exactly once & the same first & last vertices See examples on pages

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26 Existence of Euler Circuit Graph must be connected Each vertex reached must be exited – thus must have degree 2 (in & out) If a vertex is visited multiple times must have even number of vertices Example 4.20 – page 168 Euler Circuit Algorithm (pg )

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27 Euler Circuit Algorithm - Overview Select any vertex – U Randomly select unused edges to construct circuit from U to U If unselected edges remain, Select a vertex with unselected edge & construct a circuit Repeat until all edges are included Note: not a unique solution

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28 Euler Circuit - Implementation How is graph represented? How do you mark edges as selected? How do you know if unselected edges remain? Sets… E is set of edges P is path

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29 Theorem 4.5 Necessary & sufficient conditions for Euler circuit - path Suppose a multigraph G is connected. G has an Euler circuit iff every vertex has even degree. G has an Euler path iff every vertex has even degree except for 2 distinct vertices which have odd degree (Path begins at one odd vertex & ends at the other)

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30 Complexity of Euler Circuit Algorithm for a connected graph Let “selecting an edge” be a basic operation. Since e edges, complexity is O(e) For graph with n vertices, what is max e for any given vertex? e <= ½ n (n-1) = ½ (n 2 – n) O(n 2 ) What about a multigraph?

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31 Hamiltonial Cycles & Paths Hamiltonian Path: Path containing each vertex of a graph exactly once Hamiltonian Cycle: Cycle containing each vertex of a graph exactly once Figures 4.1 (154) & 4.22 (172)

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32 Existence of Hamiltonian Cyles & Paths Unsolved Problem: necessary & sufficient conditions for Hamiltonian Cycle & Path Hard to find even if know of existence Theorem 4.6 S’pose G is a graph with n >2 vertices. If each pair of non-adjacent vertices U & V satisfy deg(U) + deg(V) >= n then G has a Hamiltonian Cycle.

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33 Extension of Theorem 4.6 Existence of Hamiltonial Cycle S’pose graph G has n vertices and every vertex has degree >= n/2. G has a Hamiltonial Cycle. WHY??? But still have no algorithm for finding it.

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34 More on Theorem 4.6 Failing Theorem 5.6 does not mean a Hamiltonian Cycle does not exist. None of non-adjacent vertices have degree n/2, but Hamiltonian Cycle exists

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35 Homework Section 4.2 Page Problems 1 – 29, 35 – 38, 60 Rest of chapter in separate file

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