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Introduction

  • Leonidas PitsoulisEmail author
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Optimization book series (BRIEFSOPTI)

Abstract

Matroids were initially conceived as a generalization of graphs and linear independence in vector spaces, and they were introduced in the seminal paper by Whitney (1935) where he laid the foundations of the core in matroid theory.

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© Leonidas S. Pitsoulis 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mathematical & Physical Science.Aristotle University of Thessaloniki School of EngineeringThessalonikiGreece

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