Multimatroids II. Orthogonality, minors and connectivity

André Bouchet

Abstract


A multimatroid is a combinatorial structure that encompasses matroids, delta-matroids and isotropic systems. This structure has been introduced to unify a theorem of Edmonds on the coverings of a matroid by independent sets and a theorem of Jackson on the existence of pairwise compatible Euler tours in a 4-regular graph. Here we investigate some basic concepts and properties related with multimatroids: matroid orthogonality, minor operations and connectivity.


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