publication . Article . 1972

Anti-blocking polyhedra

D.R Fulkerson;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Feb 1972 Journal: Journal of Combinatorial Theory, Series B, issue 1, pages 50-71 (issn: 00958956, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Published by Elsevier Inc.
A theory parallel to that for blocking pairs of polyhedra is developed for anti-blocking pairs of polyhedra, and certain combinatorial results and problems are discussed in this framework. Blocking pairs of polyhedra are intimately related to maximum packing problems, anti-blocking pairs to minimum covering problems. Let B = {x ∈ R+n | Ax ≤ 1}, where A is a non-negative matrix and 1 = (1,…, 1). The anti-blocker of the convex polyhedron B is defined to be the convex polyhedron B = {x ∈ R+n | x · B ≤ 1}. It is shown that B = B and a method is described for finding a non-negative matrix B such that B={x ∈ R+itn | Bx ≤ 1}. In particular, if A is the incidence matrix...
free text keywords: Theoretical Computer Science, Computational Theory and Mathematics, Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics, Integer, Discrete mathematics, Polyhedron, Perfect graph, Incidence matrix, Convex polytope, Convex hull, Combinatorics, Family of sets, Extremal combinatorics, Mathematics
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