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1.1 exercises
10. (a) Supposeadictionaryinacomputerhasa“start”fromwhichonecanbranchtoany of the
26 letters: at any letter one can go to the preceding and succeedingletters. Model this data
structure with a graph.
(b) Suppose additionally that one can return to “start” from letters c or k or t .Now what
is the longest directed path between any two letters?
16. (a) For the following graph,
f
nd all sets of two vertices whose removal discon-nects
the graph of remaining vertices.
(b) Find all sets of two edges whose removal would disconnect the graph.
Example 4: Street Surveillance Now suppose the graph in Figure 1.4 represents a section
of a city’s street map. Wewant to position police of
f
cers at corners (vertices) so that they
can keep every block (edge) under surveillance—that is, every edge should have police
of
f
cers at (at least)one of its end vertices. What is the smallest number of police of
f
cers
that can do this job?
20. Repeat Example 4 for the edge cover and minimal corner surveillance when
thenetworkisformedbyaregulararrayofnorth–southandeast–weststreetsofsize: (a) 3 streets
by 3 streets (b) 4 streets by 4 streets (c) 5 streets by 5 streets
22. Solve the committee scheduling problem for the committee overlap graph inFigure
1.4. That is, what is the minimum number of independent sets needed to cover all
vertices?
24. What is the largest independent set in a circuit of length 7? Of length n ?

26. Find a vertex basis in the following directed graphs:
(b) Figure 1.3 (c) Figure 1.4
with edges directed by alphabetical order [e.g., edge ( a , e ) is directed from a to e ]
27. Show that the vertex basis in a directed graph is unique if there is no sequence of
directed edges that forms a circuit in the graph.
28. A game for two players starts with an empty pile. Players take turns putting one,two,
or three pennies in the pile. The winner is the player who brings the valueof the pile up to
16c / . (a) Make a directed graph modeling this game. (b) Show that the second player has
a winning strategy by
f
nding a set of four“good” pile values, including 16c / , such that
the second player can alwaysmove to one of the “good” piles (when the second player
moves to one of the good piles, the next move of the
f
rst player must be to a non-good
pile,and from this position the second player has a move to a good pile, etc.).
1.2 exercises
6. Which of the following pairs of graphs are isomorphic? Explain carefully.
8. Which pairs of graphs in this set are isomorphic?

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1.1 exercises 10. (a) Supposeadictionaryinacomputerhasa'start'fromwhichonecanbranchtoany of the 26 letters: at any letter one can go to the preceding...

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