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dc.contributor.authorAustin, Beth Ann 20:51:50 (GMT) 20:51:50 (GMT)
dc.description.abstractThe crossing number of a graph is the minimum number of pairwise crossings of edges among all planar drawings of the graph. A graph G is k-crossing critical if it has crossing number k and any proper subgraph of G has a crossing number less than k. The set of 1-crossing critical graphs is is determined by Kuratowski’s Theorem to be {K5, K3,3}. Work has been done to approach the problem of classifying all 2-crossing critical graphs. The graph V2n is a cycle on 2n vertices with n intersecting chords. The only remaining graphs to find in the classification of 2-crossing critical graphs are those that are 3-connected with a V8 minor but no V10 minor. This paper seeks to fill some of this gap by defining and completely describing a class of graphs called fully covered. In addition, we examine other ways in which graphs may be 2-crossing critical. This discussion classifies all known examples of 3-connected, 2-crossing critical graphs with a V8 minor but no V10 minor.en
dc.publisherUniversity of Waterlooen
dc.subjectgraph theoryen
dc.subjectcrossing numberen
dc.title2-crossing critical graphs with a V8 minoren
dc.typeMaster Thesisen
dc.subject.programCombinatorics and Optimizationen and Optimizationen
uws-etd.degreeMaster of Mathematicsen

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