A Study of Three Outstanding Problems in Networks
Farthing, Thomas W.
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The purpose of this paper is not to express any new or original material, but rather, to exercise reading, studying, and digesting old material and to return it in a form in which I believe is clearer and easier to understand than the original source. I found the original sources to often be somewhat unclear and incomplete. In this paper, I have tried to proceed step-by-step through each algorithm, explaining everything as clearly as I can. While the possibility that this paper might help someone learn about the following algorithms is nice, the writing of this paper has been primarily.for my benefit. I know that the process of writing this paper has improved my ability to study this type of material and to write about it. I acquired a feel for how these types of algorithms work· and a sensitivity for how a computer would work with these algorithms. That a computer would be very necessary for problems of large magnitude quickly became obvious.