On the k-Cut Problem

Given a graph with nonnegative edge-weights, let f(k) be the value of an optimal solution of the k-cut problem. We study f as a function of k. Let g be the convex envelope of f. We give a polynomial algorithm to compute g. In particular, if f is convex, then it can be computed in polynomial time for all k. We show some experiments in computing g.

By: Francisco Barahona

Published in: RC20677 in 1996


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