A nongraphic matroid M is said to be almost-graphic if, for all elements e, either M\e or M/e is graphic. We determine completely the class of almost-graphic matroids, thereby answering a question posed by Oxley in his book “Matroid Theory.” A nonregular matroid is said to be almost-regular if, for all elements e, either M\e or M/e is regular. An element e for which both M\e and M/e are regular is called a regular element. We also determine the almost-regular matroids with at least one regular… CONTINUE READING

Matroids that are almost series-parallel networks, in “Proceedings of the Twenty-Seventh Southeastern International Conference on Combinatorics, Graph Theory and Computing, Baton Rouge, LA, 1996,