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We will look at the proofs of these results and the techniques used in Chap. ) Notice the differences between the three varieties of fixed-parameter tractability. They are all O(|G|c ) for some c slicewise but: • In the case of V ERTEX C OVER, we have a single known algorithm which works for all k, and, moreover, we can compute the constant and hence the exact running time for each k. 1 and called it there strongly uniform fixed-parameter tractability. 1, for G RAPH G ENUS, we still have a single algorithm Φ for all k, but this time we have no way of computing the constant in the running time.
1 The Basic Analysis In this section, we mention a technique called annotation, which sometimes makes the kernelization more easily manipulated. The problem we consider is P LANAR D OMINATING S ET. As we know, a planar graph G we have a degree 5 vertex v. Evidently, either v or one of its five neighbors can be chosen for an optimal dominating set. But if we remove v from the graph, we still keep the five elements of N [v] being already dominated. If you consider this, then it is reasonable to consider a tree of possibilities partitioning into two possibilities, in this case black and white vertices.
2 G RAPH L INKING N UMBER Instance: A graph G = (V , E). Parameter: A positive integer k. Question: Can G be embedded into 3-space such that the maximum size of a collection of topologically linked disjoint cycles is bounded by k? In Fig. 1 we give some examples to illustrate the problems above. The fact that K6 has linking number 1 is due to Sachs  and Conway and Gordon . If we consider the classical versions of the problems above where k is not fixed, then they are all NP-hard. Each of the above problems exhibits some form of parame- 18 2 The Basic Deﬁnitions terized tractability.