By H.-J. Kruse
A few years in the past no one may have expected that during reference to degeneracy in Linear Programming particularly a brand new box. may perhaps originate. In 1976 a very easy query has been posed: within the case an severe aspect (EP) of a polytope is degenerate and the duty is to discover all neighbouring EP's of the degenerate EP, is it essential to ascertain all uncomplicated options of the corresponding equalities approach linked to the degenerate EP -in order to make certain to figure out all neighbours of this EP? this query implied one other one: Does there exists a subset of the pointed out set of simple suggestions such that it suffices to discover one of these subset so that it will be certain all neighbours? step one to resolve those questions (which are prompted within the first bankruptcy of this e-book) was once to outline a graph (called degeneracy graph) the nodes of which correspond to the fundamental options. It grew to become out that one of these graph has a few targeted houses and with the intention to resolve the above questions to begin with those houses needed to be investigated. additionally the constitution of degeneracy graphs playes hereby a tremendous position. as the conception of degeneracy graphs used to be fairly new, it was once essential to complex first a very new terminology and to outline new notions. Dr.
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1 i n- 1+1 in '" o+n X X i1 i 1+1 i2 0 0+1 0+2 X I 0 X ~ .. r--X X 1) Cf. Fig. 2 (3) 2) This case (like the preceding one) is only of theoretical importance, since in practical problems 0 is mostly very much smaller than n. 49 De·note by -OJ' J. = 1(1)n, the number of nonzero elements of the (0 + j)-th column. 22) 2(1)n. Since Tab. 23) j = 1 (1 ) n. Since Tab. 10): n E C. 24) 0. j=l J The number U of nodes of the corresponding degeneracy graph GO (or the cardinality of the corresponding basis set BO ) results from Tab.
1' ••• , ! 2' ••• , la+1} be the basic-index-set of B~. 3 the degeneracy tableau of BO then has the element u Yl ! = O. ). 0+1' 1 Consequently, the extreme case U = Umax is mainly of theoretical importance ( mainly for so-called worst-ease-analyses). In practice the upper bound Umax is negligible, since the pivot tableaux are mostly sparse when practical problems are concerned. However, if the degeneracy tableaux of a degenerate vertex x O are sparse, then also the cardinality of the basis set BO and the number of nodes of the degeneracy graphs of XC are relatively small.
2 m~n 0-1 (n - + 2) . 20) is the minimal number of nodes for oxn-degeneracy graphs in the case 0 < n. Level lines of t he objective function 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 +------" 1 1 Fig. 18) for 0 = 2, n = 4 2. 8 each minimally laid degeneracy tableau is equivalent in form to the double diagonal form (cf. Tab. 5). Starting from Tab. 21) Tab. 5 Minimally laid degeneracy tableau in double diagonal form (0 o 1 1 0 o+n 0+1 x 1 x 1 o 3. Case = n)l) > n2) Let a minimally laid degeneracy tableau in the form of Tab.
Degeneracy Graphs and the Neighbourhood Problem by H.-J. Kruse