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### Asymptotics of list size in Robertson-Seymour theorem

A planar graph cannot have $K_5$ and $K_{3,3}$ as minors. Robertson-Seymour theorem generalizes this by stating for every genus $g$ there is a finite list of forbidden minor graphs that are ...

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### Is there a version of Robertson-Seymour's graph minor theorem known to apply to signed graphs?

Here a signed graph is one where each edge is signed either odd or even. A cycle is odd or even according to the sum of the signs of its edges. For a given signed graph, a resigning may be performed ...

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### A separation property of graphs of bounded tree-width

The following separation property of trees is well-known and in fact easy to prove (see e.g. the paper "Covering a hypergraph of subgraphs" by Noga Alon, Lemma 2.2)
Let $T$ be a tree and $r, m$ ...

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### What is the relation between Hadwiger number and Treewidth?

Is there any general relation between Hadwiger number and Treewidth of a graph? Intuitively I think Hadwiger number is greater than or equal to Treewidth, but I couldn't prove it.

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### What is the relation between size of maximum clique and branchwidth?

Let $bw(G)$ be the branchwidth of graph $G$ and $\omega(G)$ be the size of maximum clique in $G$. I think the following inequality holds:
$$
\omega(G)\leq bw(G)
$$
Intuition: Assume (in reverse of ...

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### A claim from “Graph minors - a survey” by Robertson and Seymour

Can someone give me a proof sketch for this:
Let $\mathscr{P}_n$ be the set of all graphs which do not contain a path on $n$ vertices as a subgraph. Define the type of a graph inductively as: the type ...

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### Are there good ways of relating a minor to the full determinant?

Say $A$ is a $(n-1)\times (n-1)$ matrix and we augment it by a $n^{th}$ row and a column and get a $n \times n$ matrix $B$. Is there a nice way to relate $det(B)$ and $det(A)$ and the added row and ...

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### A variant of Kruskal's theorem

For $X$ and $Y$ finite sequences of finite trees, let us say that $X$ is everywhere contained in $Y$ ($X\subseteq_{ec}Y$) iff, for every $y\in Y$, there is some $x\in X$ such that $x$ is a minor of ...

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### Do graphs with large number of paths contain large chain minor?

Definition: A "$k$-chain" is a multi-graph obtained from a path of length $k$ by duplicating every edge.
Note that the number of paths between two endpoints of a $k$-chain is $2^k.$
Question: Let ...

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### Do graphs with large number of cycles always contain large necklace minor?

Let "$k$-necklace" denote the (multi)graph obtained from a cycle of length $k$ by duplicating every edge.
Note that the number of cycles in $k$-necklace is at least $2^k.$
Question : Suppose a ...

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### Big binary tree as an induced subgraph

I believe this is true:
Suppose $G$ is a graph. If $G$ has a subdivision of a large binary tree, prove that $G$ has an
induced subgraph which is a subdivision of a large binary tree or the line ...

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### Upper bound on size of obstruction set for wye-delta-wye reducible graphs

A graph is $Y \Delta Y$-reducible if it can be reduced to an empty graph by the following operations:
$Y \leftrightarrow\Delta$ transforms;
Replacing multiple edges with single edges (parallel ...

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### Planar minor graphs

The theorem of Robertson-Seymour about graph minors says that there exists no infinite family of graphs such that none of them is a minor of another one.
Apparently, it came as a generalization of ...

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### Minor-closed classes of graphs with large numbers of excluded minors

Robertson and Seymour tell us that any minor-closed family of graphs has a finite collection of excluded minors.
Standard examples include planar graphs with two excluded minors ($K_5$ and $K_{3,3}$) ...

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### Obstructions for embedding a graph on a surface of genus g

Kuratowski's theorem tells us the complete graph $K_5$ and the bipartite graph $K_{3,3}$ are the only obstructions to a graph being planar, ie embeddable in the plane with no edge-crossings.
Is ...

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### Ref request: A graph G contains H as a minor iff it contains one of finitely many graphs as a topological minor

For definitions of graph minors and topological minors, see wikipedia's article on graph minors.
Theorem: For every graph H, there is a finite set of graphs, say S(H), such that G contains H as a ...