## 摘要

The snake-in-the-box problem is concerned with finding a longest induced path in a hypercube $$Q_n$$Qn. Similarly, the coil-in-the-box problem is concerned with finding a longest induced cycle in $$Q_n$$Qn. We consider a generalization of these problems that considers paths and cycles where each pair of vertices at distance at least $$k$$k in the path or cycle are also at distance at least $$k$$k in $$Q_n$$Qn. We call these paths $$k$$k-snakes and the cycles $$k$$k-coils. The $$k$$k-coils have also been called circuit codes. By optimizing an exhaustive search algorithm, we find 13 new longest $$k$$k-coils, 21 new longest $$k$$k-snakes and verify that some of them are optimal. By optimizing an algorithm by Paterson and Tuliani to find single-track circuit codes, we additionally find another 8 new longest $$k$$k-coils. Using these $$k$$k-coils with some basic backtracking, we find 18 new longest $$k$$k-snakes.

原文 | English |
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頁（從 - 到） | 42-62 |

頁數 | 21 |

期刊 | Journal of Combinatorial Optimization |

卷 | 30 |

發行號 | 1 |

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出版狀態 | Published - 28 7月 2015 |

對外發佈 | 是 |