Traveling Salesman Problem Formulations with \log N$ Number of Binary Variables

Abstract This paper presents a novel formulation for the Traveling Salesman Problem (TSP), utilizing a binary list data-structure allocating cities to its leaves to form sequentially the tour of the problem. The structure allows the elimination of subtours from the formulation and at the same time reducing the number of binary variables to ${\cal O}(N\log_{2}N)$. … Read more