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Main Title: A 3/2-approximation algorithm for finding spanning trees with many leaves in cubic graphs
Author(s): Bonsma, Paul
Zickfeld, Florian
Type: Research Paper
Abstract: We consider the problem of finding a spanning tree that maximizes the number of leaves (Max Leaf). We provide a 3/2-approximation algorithm for this problem when restricted to cubic graphs, improving on the previous 5/3-approximation for this class. To obtain this approximation we define a graph parameter x(G), and construct a tree with at least (n-x(G)+4)/3 leaves, and prove that no tree with more than (n-x(G)+2)/2 leaves exists. In contrast to previous approximation algorithms for Max Leaf, our algorithm works with connected dominating sets instead of constructing a tree directly. The algorithm also yields a 4/3-approximation for Minimum Connected Dominating Set in cubic graphs.
Subject(s): spanning tree
max leaf
cubic graph
Issue Date: 2008
Date Available: 17-Dec-2021
Language Code: en
DDC Class: 510 Mathematik
Series: Preprint-Reihe des Instituts für Mathematik, Technische Universität Berlin
Series Number: 2008, 15
ISSN: 2197-8085
TU Affiliation(s): Fak. 2 Mathematik und Naturwissenschaften » Inst. Mathematik
Appears in Collections:Technische Universität Berlin » Publications

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