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Hamiltonian problem

computability (Or "Hamilton's problem") A problem in graphtheory posed by William Hamilton: given a graph, is there

a path through the graph which visits each vertex precisely

once (a "Hamiltonian path")? Is there a Hamiltonian path

which ends up where it started (a "Hamiltonian cycle" or

"Hamiltonian tour")?

Hamilton's problem is NP-complete. It has numerous

applications, sometimes completely unexpected, in computing.