More Forbidden Minors for Wye-Delta-Wye Reducibility

Yaming Yu


A graph is $Y\Delta Y$ reducible if it can be reduced to isolated vertices by a sequence of series-parallel reductions and $Y\Delta Y$ transformations. It is still an open problem to characterize $Y\Delta Y$ reducible graphs in terms of a finite set of forbidden minors. We obtain a characterization of such forbidden minors that can be written as clique $k$-sums for $k=1, 2, 3$. As a result we show constructively that the total number of forbidden minors is more than 68 billion up to isomorphism.

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