An efficient algorithm to find a Hamiltonian circuit in a 4-connected maximal planar graph

  • T. Asano
  • S. Kikuchi
  • N. Saito
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 108)


This paper describes an efficient algorithm to find a Hamiltonian circuit in an arbitrary 4-connected maximal planar graph. The algorithm is based on our simlplified version of Whitney's proof of his theorem: every 4-connected maximal planar graph has a Hamiltonian circuit.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Asano
    • 1
  • S. Kikuchi
    • 2
  • N. Saito
    • 2
  1. 1.Deparment of Mathematical Engineering and Instrumentation Physics Faculty of EngineeringUniversity of TokyoBunkyo-ku, TokyoJapan
  2. 2.Department of Electrical Communications Faculty of EngineeringTohoku UniversitySendaiJapan

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