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IT Skills Show & International Conference on Advancements in Computing Resources, (SSICACR-2017) 15 and 16 February 2017, Alagappa University, Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, India. International Journal of Computer Science (IJCS) Published by SK Research Group of Companies (SKRGC)

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This paper describes what is termed as backtracking using maze problem and what is termed as branch & bound using Hamiltonian cycle. A backtracking algorithm is a recursive method of building up feasible solutions to a combinatorial optimization problem one step at a time. A backtracking algorithm is an exhaustive search, that is, all feasible solutions are considered and it will thus always find the optimal solution. It is a generalized of the ordinary maze problem to find a path from start from finish. One or more sequences of choices may lead to a solution. Many of the maze problem can be solved with backtracking. Branch and bound (BB, B&B, or BnB) is an algorithm design paradigm for discrete and combinatorial optimization problems, as well as mathematical optimization. A branch-and-bound algorithm consists of a systematic enumeration. The algorithm explores branches of this tree, which represent subsets of the solution set. Using a Hamiltonian cycle a path which passes once and exactly once through every vertex of G (G can be digraph).


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Backtracking, branch & bound, maze, Hamiltonian, optimization

  • Format Volume 5, Issue 1, No 21, 2017
  • Copyright All Rights Reserved ©2017
  • Year of Publication 2017
  • Author Dr.V.Selvi, G.Sadhana
  • Reference IJCS-257
  • Page No 1641-1646

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