Optimal realizations of generic 5-point metrics
2009 (English)In: European journal of combinatorics (Print), ISSN 0195-6698, E-ISSN 1095-9971, Vol. 30, no 5, 1164-1171 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Given a metric cl oil a finite set X, a realization of d is a triple (G, phi, omega) consisting of a graph G = (V, E), a labeling phi : X -> V, and a weighting omega : E -> R->0 such that for all x, y is an element of X the length of any shortest path in G between phi(x) and phi(y) equals d(x, y). Such a realization is called optimal if parallel to G parallel to := Sigma(e is an element of E) omega(e) is minimal amongst all realizations of d. In this paper we will consider optimal realizations of generic five-point metric spaces. In particular, we show that there is a canonical subdivision C Of the metric fail of five-point metrics into cones such that (i) every metric d in the interior of a cone C is an element of C has a unique optimal realization (G, phi, omega), (ii) if d' is also in the interior of C with optimal realization (G', phi', omega') then (G, phi) and (G', phi') are isomorphic as labeled graphs, and (iii) any labeled graph that underlies all optimal realizations of the metrics in the interior of some cone C e C must belong to one of three isomorphism classes.
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2009. Vol. 30, no 5, 1164-1171 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-96394DOI: 10.1016/j.ejc.2008.09.021ISI: 000265517800014OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-96394DiVA: diva2:170954