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Maximal Flow Through a Network

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  20 November 2018

L. R. Ford Jr.
Rand Corporation, Santi Monica, California
D. R. Fulkerson
Rand Corporation, Santi Monica, California
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Introduction. The problem discussed in this paper was formulated by T. Harris as follows:

“Consider a rail network connecting two cities by way of a number of intermediate cities, where each link of the network has a number assigned to it representing its capacity. Assuming a steady state condition, find a maximal flow from one given city to the other.”

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