Overview of Network Flow Theory

  • E. L. Lawler
Part of the CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 175)


Our purpose here is to give a brief review of the principal results of network flow theory, including “classical” results and some newer results concerning the complexity of network flow computations.


Network Flow Network Flow Problem Minimal Cost Flow Problem Flow Augmentation Feasible Flow 
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© CISM, Udine 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. L. Lawler
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer ScienceUniversity of California at BerkeleyUSA

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