Independent sets in the graphs with bounded minors of the extended incidence matrix

  • V. E. Alekseev
  • D. V. Zakharova


We characterize the graphs with the absolute values of minors of the extended incidence matrix bounded above by some constant. We prove that, for every fixed k, the independent set problem is solvable in polynomial time for the graphs with the absolute value at most k of every minor of the matrix obtained from the incidence matrix by appending a column of 1s.


extended incidence matrix minor independent set problem 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computational Mathematics and CyberneticsState University of Nizhnii NovgorodNizhnii NovgorodRussia

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