This paper contains the cornerstone theorem of the series. We study the structure of graphs with no minor isomorphic to a fixed graph L, when L is non-planar. (The case when L is planar was studied in an earlier paper.) We find that every graph with no minor isomorphic to L may be constructed by piecing together in a tree-structure graphs each of which "almost" embeds in some surface in which L cannot be embedded.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Theoretical Computer Science
- Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics
- Computational Theory and Mathematics