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# Graph Algorithms

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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Computer Science book series (BRIEFSCOMPUTER)

## Abstract

The first of the three main chapters of this book deals with two graph algorithms. First, we consider the single-source shortest path problem. For this problem, we present our original twist on the balls-and-strings metaphor. We show how our metaphor directly corresponds to the execution of Dijkstra’s algorithm, and how it can be used to gain a deep insight into the inner workings of the algorithm. Second, we show how a similar metaphor can be used for a class of problems on trees, including finding and counting the longest paths.

## Keywords

Short Path Longe Path Short Path Problem Negative Edge Minimum Span Tree Problem
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## Authors and Affiliations

1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceComenius UniversityBratislavaSlovakia
2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceETH ZürichZürichSwitzerland