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#1 2006-11-09 08:29:33

Crunchy Frog
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Path Width

can someone please explain what path width is?eek

#2 2006-11-09 22:00:13

MathsIsFun
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Re: Path Width

Something to do with Graphs (the ones with nodes and paths, not the ones with x and y axes). Sorry I don't know any more than that.


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#3 2006-11-10 09:24:19

Ricky
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Re: Path Width

Can you explain the context?  For example, paths are both involved in graph theory and calculus, as well as a few other fields of math.  They all mean different things however, so we need some more background as to what you're doing.


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