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Residual Network

Given flow network G = (V, E) and flow f, the residual network of G induced by f is \(G_f \;=\; (V, E_f)\) where

\begin{displaymath}E_f \;=\; \{(u,v) \;\in\; V x V \;\mid\; c_f(u,v) \;>\; 0\}\end{displaymath}

(u,v) $\in E_f$ is a residual edge; i.e., any edge that can admit more flow.


If there is a path from s to t in the residual network, then it is an augmenting path and indicates where flow can increase.

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