Algorithms for Planar Graphs (Fall 2013)

Shay Mozes

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[+] Circulations and maximum flow in st-planar graphs

We start our treatment of flow in planar graphs by relating circulations in the primal graph with face potentials in the planar dual. We show that the residual capacity of a dart with respect to a primal circulations is the slack cost of that dart in the dual with respect to the corresponding potential function. This establishes a connection between distances in the planar dual and capacity respecting circulations in the primal. We use this relation to give a linear-time algorithm for maximum st-flow when the source and sink lie on the same face.

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