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The thickness of graphs: a survey

Mutzel, Petra and Odenthal, Thomas and Scharbrodt, Mark

MPI-I-96-1-009. March 1996, 18 pages. | Status: available - back from printing | Next --> Entry | Previous <-- Entry

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We give a state-of-the-art survey of the thickness of a graph from both a theoretical and a practical point of view. After summarizing the relevant results concerning this topological invariant of a graph, we deal with practical computation of the thickness.
We present some modifications of a basic heuristic and investigate their usefulness for evaluating the thickness and determining a decomposition of a graph in planar subgraphs.
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  AUTHOR = {Mutzel, Petra and Odenthal, Thomas and Scharbrodt, Mark},
  TITLE = {The thickness of graphs: a survey},
  TYPE = {Research Report},
  INSTITUTION = {Max-Planck-Institut f{\"u}r Informatik},
  ADDRESS = {Im Stadtwald, D-66123 Saarbr{\"u}cken, Germany},
  NUMBER = {MPI-I-96-1-009},
  MONTH = {March},
  YEAR = {1996},
  ISSN = {0946-011X},