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Discontinuity, Nonlinearity, and Complexity

Dimitry Volchenkov (editor), Dumitru Baleanu (editor)

Dimitry Volchenkov(editor)

Mathematics & Statistics, Texas Tech University, 1108 Memorial Circle, Lubbock, TX 79409, USA


Dumitru Baleanu (editor)

Cankaya University, Ankara, Turkey; Institute of Space Sciences, Magurele-Bucharest, Romania


A Note on the Connectivity of Binary Matroids

Discontinuity, Nonlinearity, and Complexity 11(3) (2022) 405--408 | DOI:10.5890/DNC.2022.09.004

Jun Yin$^{1,2,3}$, Bofeng Huo$^{4}$, Hong-Jian Lai$^{5}$

$^1$ School of Computer, Qinghai Normal University, Xining, Qinghai, 810008, P.R. of China

$^2$ Key Laboratory of Tibetan Information Processing and Machine Translation, Qinghai Province

$^3$ Key Laboratory of Tibetan Information Processing, Ministry of Education

$^4$ School of Mathematics and Statistics, Qinghai Normal University, Xining, Qinghai 810016, PRC

$^5$ Department of Mathematics, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506, USA

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In [J. Combinatorial Theory, Ser. B, 28 (1980), 305-359], Seymour introduced the binary matroid 3-sums and proved that if a 3-connected binary matroid $M$ is a 3-sum of matroids $M_1$ and $M_2$, then each of $M_1$ and $M_2$ is isomorphic to a proper minor of $M$. For a 3-connected binary matroid $M$ expressed as a 3-sum of $M_1$ and $M_2$, we show that in general, both $M_1$ and $M_2$ are 2-connected, and if $M_1$ and $M_2$ are simple matroids, then both $M_1$ and $M_2$ are also 3-connected.


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