Graph Theory

Hypergraph Theory: An Introduction by Alain Bretto

By Alain Bretto

This booklet presents an creation to hypergraphs, its objective being to beat the shortcoming of contemporary manuscripts in this concept. within the literature hypergraphs have many different names corresponding to set structures and households of units. This paintings offers the idea of hypergraphs in its most unusual features, whereas additionally introducing and assessing the most recent thoughts on hypergraphs. the range of issues, their originality and novelty are meant to aid readers larger comprehend the hypergraphs in all their range to be able to understand their worth and gear as mathematical instruments. This publication could be an excellent asset to upper-level undergraduate and graduate scholars in desktop technological know-how and arithmetic. it's been the topic of an annual Master's path for a few years, making it additionally best to Master's scholars in laptop technological know-how, arithmetic, bioinformatics, engineering, chemistry, and lots of different fields. it is going to additionally profit scientists, engineers and an individual else who desires to comprehend hypergraphs theory.

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Hypergraph conception - An Introduction

ISBN 9783319000794 ISBN 9783319000800




1 Hypergraphs: uncomplicated Concepts

1.1 First Definitions
1.2 instance of Hypergraph
1.2.1 uncomplicated relief Hypergraph Algorithm
1.3 Algebraic Definitions for Hypergraphs
1.3.1 Matrices, Hypergraphs and Entropy
1.3.2 Similarity and Metric on Hypergraphs
1.3.3 Hypergraph Morphism; teams and Symmetries
1.4 Generalization of Hypergraphs

2 Hypergraphs: First Properties

2.1 Graphs as opposed to Hypergraphs
2.1.1 Graphs
2.1.2 Graphs and Hypergraphs
2.2 Intersecting households, Helly Property
2.2.1 Intersecting Families
2.2.2 Helly Property
2.3 Subtree Hypergraphs
2.4 Conformal Hypergraphs
2.5 strong (or Independent), Transversal and Matching
2.5.1 Examples:
2.6 K�nig estate and twin K�nig Property
2.7 linear Spaces

3 Hypergraph Colorings

3.1 Coloring
3.2 specific Colorings
3.2.1 powerful Coloring
3.2.2 Equitable Coloring
3.2.3 sturdy Coloring
3.2.4 Uniform Coloring
3.2.5 Hyperedge Coloring
3.2.6 Bicolorable Hypergraphs
3.3 Graph and Hypergraph Coloring Algorithm

4 a few specific Hypergraphs

4.1 period Hypergraphs
4.2 Unimodular Hypergraphs
4.2.1 Unimodular Hypergraphs and Discrepancy of Hypergraphs
4.3 Balanced Hypergraphs
4.4 common Hypergraphs
4.5 Arboreal Hypergraphs, Acyclicity and Hypertree Decomposition
4.5.1 Acyclic Hypergraph
4.5.2 Arboreal and Co-Arboreal Hypergraphs
4.5.3 Tree and Hypertree Decomposition
4.6 Planar Hypergraphs

5 Reduction-Contraction of Hypergraph

5.1 Introduction
5.2 relief Algorithms
5.2.1 A everyday Algorithm
5.2.2 A minimal Spanning Tree set of rules (HR-MST)

6 Dirhypergraphs: simple Concepts

6.1 simple Definitions
6.2 uncomplicated homes of Directed Hypergraphs
6.3 Hypercycles in a Dirhypergraph
6.4 Algebraic illustration of Dirhypergraphs
6.4.1 Dirhypergraphs Isomorphism
6.4.2 Algebraic illustration: Definition
6.4.3 Algebraic illustration Isomorphism

7 purposes of Hypergraph idea: a short Overview

7.1 Hypergraph idea and process Modeling for Engineering
7.1.1 Chemical Hypergraph Theory
7.1.2 Hypergraph thought for Telecomunmications
7.1.3 Hypergraph idea and Parallel info Structures
7.1.4 Hypergraphs and Constraint pride Problems
7.1.5 Hypergraphs and Database Schemes
7.1.6 Hypergraphs and photograph Processing
7.1.7 different Applications


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The definition of duality implies that xi and x j belong to e1 and e2 (the hyperedges of H standing for the vertices e1 , e2 of H ∗ respectively) so H is not linear. Contradiction (Fig. 6). We have seen several methods to associate a graph to a hypergraph, the converse can be done also. Indeed, let Γ = (V ; E) be a graph, we can associate a hypergraph called neighborhood hypergraph to this graph (Fig. 7): HΓ = (V, (ex = {x} ∪ Γ (x))x∈V ). We can also associate a hypergraph without repeated hyperedge called without repeated hyperedge neighborhood hypergraph: HΓ = (V, {ex = {x} ∪ Γ (x) : x ∈ V }).

The proof of the following theorem can be found in [Déf08]. 3 If the hypergraph H has no Sterboul cycle then it is bicolorable. 4 Let H = (V ; E) be a hypergraph without isolated vertex. If H is hyperedge-transitive then there exists a partition (V1 , V2 , . . , Vk ) such that: k (i) t=1 r (H (Vt )) = r (H ), (ii) H (Vt ) is transitive for all t. e. |ei | = l, for all i ∈ {1, 2, 3, . . , m}.

J. Assoc. Comput. Mach. 30, 514–550 (1983) Chapter 3 Hypergraph Colorings he main problems in combinatorics are often related in the concept of coloring [GGL95a, GGL95b]. Hypergraph colorings is a well studied problem in the literature in combinatorics [Lov73]. Colorations have many applications in telecommunication, computer science and engineering. Unlike the graphs where we can tested in linear time if a graph is 2-colorable, testing if a given hypergraph is 2colorable is NP-hard even for 3-uniform hypergraph.

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