Hamiltonian paths in some classes of grid graphs.

*(English)*Zbl 1245.05081Summary: The Hamiltonian path problem for general grid graphs is known to be NP-complete. In this paper, we give necessary and sufficient conditions for the existence of Hamiltonian paths in \(L\)-alphabet, \(C\)-alphabet, \(F\)-alphabet, and \(E\)-alphabet grid graphs. We also present linear-time algorithms for finding Hamiltonian paths in these graphs.

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\textit{F. Keshavarz-Kohjerdi} and \textit{A. Bagheri}, J. Appl. Math. 2012, Article ID 475087, 17 p. (2012; Zbl 1245.05081)

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