A tournament is an oriented complete graph. The feedback arc set problem for tournaments is the optimization problem of determining the minimum possible number of edges of a given input tournament T whose reversal makes T acyclic. Ailon, Charikar, and Newman showed that this problem is NP-hard under randomized reductions. Here we show that it is in fact NP-hard. This settles a conjecture of Bang-Jensen and Thomassen.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Feedback arc set problem