Questions tagged [topological-graph-theory]

Graph theoretical questions with a topological flavour. For example, graphs on surfaces, spatial embeddings, and geometric graphs. Use the graph-drawing tag for questions specific to graph drawing (e.g. crossing numbers).

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Genus for specific family of graphs

We are looking for graphs with certain properties that have a specific genus. We constructed a simple family, but now realised that we actually only have an upper bound for the genus. Is there an easy ...
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Orientations of Planar Graphs

Let $G$ be a $2$-edge-connected graph drawn in the plane (such that the edges intersect only at the endpoints). I want to orient the edges of $G$ such that for each vertex $v$, there are no three ...
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Genus of Cayley graph of $A_5$ with two generators of order 5

The Cayley graph of $A_5$ with two generators of order 5 seems rather complicated. I am wondering what is its graph genus (orientable or non-orientable). The best I could get by trial and error is an ...
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Similarities between isomorphism classes of homeomorphic directed graphs

To clarify, I'm speaking of homeomorphisms in a graph theoretic context, defined by subdivisions of arcs in a directed graph. A subdivision of an arc $(x,z)$ in a directed graph is obtained by ...
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Maximum genus of an abstract “cycle complex”

Let us define an abstract "cycle complex" as the following combinatorial object: it is $(V, C)$, where $V$ is a set of $n$ nodes, $C$ is a set of $c$ cyclically ordered subsets of $V$, each of size ...
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On graph imbedding genus clarification

Given a graph the minimum genus $g$ is the minimum number of handles needed so that there an imbedding of the graph on the surface with no edge crossings. If the graph is of genus $g$ then is there ...
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Number of non-equivalent graph embeddings

Given a graph $G$, there is a minimal integer $g$ associated with it which captures the minimum genus a surface needs to have so that $G$ embeds in the surface without edge crossings. Is there a way ...
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Loop of crosscaps and Euler characteristic

The first picture below has $v=12$ vertices, $e=16$ edges, and seems to have $k=4$ crosscaps (denoted by something like $\oplus$). The number of faces $f$ should satisfy $$v-e+f=2-k$$ which gives $f=2$...
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(Cyclic) edge-connectivity for lifts of voltage graphs?

Can someone point me in the direction of what's known about edge connectivity (or, ideally, cyclic edge connectivity) of graphs which are lifts of voltage graphs? It seems like someone should have ...
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Decomposing a graph into n-cycles [closed]

Suppose I have a strongly $k-regular$ graph $G$, of size $v$, where every vertex is $N>0$ $n-cycles$, for $at least$ one value of $n$ that divides $v$. Can we cut edges from $G$ in such a way ...
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Orthogonal embeddings and edge lengths

I'm interested in orthogonal embeddings of graphs into the 2-dimensional, i.e where vertices are placed at integer co-ordinates and edges are routed along the grid lines and are not allowed to ...
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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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Building an orthogonal embedding for a 4-planar graph

I'm interested in the following paper http://www.computer.org/csdl/trans/tc/1981/02/06312176.pdf In particular i'm interested in the construction Valiant describes to prove that it is possible to ...
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VLSI circuit embeddings

In the following paper by Valiant http://www.computer.org/csdl/trans/tc/1981/02/06312176.pdf He shows under theorem 2 (at the bottom of the second page) that any planar graph $G$ of degree 3 or 4 ...
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Construction of planar embedding

I'm reading the following paper on universality considerations in VLSI circuits http://www.computer.org/csdl/trans/tc/1981/02/06312176.pdf In Theorem 2 On the second page it states there exists ...
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Embedding planar graphs into the grid

I've seen the following lemma in a paper. The result is by Valiant. A planar graph $G$ with maximum degree $4$ can be embedded in the plane using $O(|V|)$ area in such a way that its vertices are at ...
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Embedding of planar graphs

I've recently come across the following lemma. Lemma (Valiant): A planar graph $G$ with maximum degree $4$ can be embedded in the plane using $O(|V|)$ area in such a way that its vertices are at ...
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Connection between connectivity and cohesion of a graph

Tutte [1] proved that, for every $3$-connected graph $G$ and vertices $u$ and $v$, there exists a nonseparating $uv$-path. A graph $G$ is $t$-cohesive if $G$ is connected, has at least two vertices, ...
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Genus of Tutte-Coxeter Graph

What is the genus of the Tutte-Coxeter graph -- the incidence graph of the GQ of order 2? Seems like it should be well known, since nearly every other parameter for that graph is known, but I can ...
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Reporting all faces in a planar graph

Hi, I was looking to traverse a planar graph and report all the faces in the graph (vertices in either clockwise or counterclockwise order). I have build a random planar graph generator that creates a ...
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Simplicial Representations of (Hyper)Graph Complexes

For graph complexes, which are families of graph [on a fixed number of vertices n] closed under the deletion of edges, there is a natural simplicial complex capturing that information. Specifically, ...
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Is there a bipartite analog of graph theory?

I would like to compile a list of questions about graphs that have a non-trivial analogs for bipartite graphs. Let me give the following examples: Cycle vs Even cycle. Most questions about cycles in ...
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? A graph is four colorable if and only if it is planar.

? A graph is four colorable if and only if it is planar. Is this true, I know that if a graph is planar it is four colorable, but is it true that if a graph is four colorable it must be a planar ...