Discussiones Mathematicae Graph Theory 30(3) (2010) 437-447
doi: 10.7151/dmgt.1505

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GRAPHS FOR n-CIRCULAR MATROIDS

Renata Kawa

Institute of Mathematics, University of Silesia
Bankowa 14, 40-007 Katowice, Poland
e-mail: renia.kawa@wp.pl

Abstract

We give "if and only if" characterization of graphs with the following property: given n ≥ 3, edges of such graphs form matroids with circuits from the collection of all graphs with n fundamental cycles. In this way we refer to the notion of matroidal family defined by Simões-Pereira [2].

Keywords: matroid, matroidal family.

2010 Mathematics Subject Classification: Primary 05B35,
Secondary 05C75.

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Received 16 July 2009
Revised 24 August 2009
Accepted 1 September 2009