Applications of graph theory to group structure by Claude Flament

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9. If z and z' both belong to a track 6(xy), the arc (zz'), if it exists, belongs to a track 6(xy) if and only if e(xz) + 1 = e(xz'). Proof. Sufficient condition. Consider the path consisting of a track 6(xz), the arc (zz'), and a track O(z'y). The length of this path y(xy) is l[y(xy)] = e(xz) + 1 + e(z'y). 8, we have l[Y(xy)] = e(xy), and this path is a track 6(xy). Necessary condition. Suppose that the arc (zz') belongs to a track 6(xy). According to Bratton's theorem, the segments (xz) and (xz') of 6(xy) are of length e(xz) and e(xz'); the segment (xz') consists of the segment (xz) and of the arc (zz'); hence its length is e(xz') = e(xz) + 1.

1. Choose a point a in the graph; mark it with the signs (±). 2. If a point x of the graph is marked (+), mark with (+) all points of Px. 3. If a point x is marked (-), mark with (-) all the points of F-x. 4. When we cannot mark any more points, those which are marked (±) constitute a maximal strongly connected component containing a. 5. Start all over again with one of the points which does not belong to this component. Example. In the graph presented in Fig. 29, we mark the point a with (±); then we mark with (+) the points b and c, then the point d.

2. Valued Network In many problems, it is not sufficient to consider only the alternative that x; can or cannot communicate with x;. It is necessary to take into account the capacity of each channel, its accessibility for use, the time required and the cost of the transmission of a message in this channel, and so on. These numerical indications constitute valuations of N. Instead of ascribing to N many systems of valuation, it is more convenient, when possible, to summarize them in a single system.

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