Matroids

  • Bernhard Korte
  • Jens Vygen
Part of the Algorithms and Combinatorics book series (AC, volume 21)

Abstract

Many combinatorial optimization problems can be formulated as follows. Given a set system (E, F), i.e. a finite set E and someF ⊆ 2 E , and a cost function c: F → ℝ, find an element of F whose cost is minimum or maximum. In the following we assume that c is a modular set function, i.e. we have c: E → ℝ and c(X) = ∑ eX c(e).

Keywords

Hull Sorting 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bernhard Korte
    • 1
  • Jens Vygen
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Institute for Discrete MathematicsUniversity of BonnBonnGermany

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