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Ramsey number of paths and connected matchings in Ore-type host graphs

Barát, János and Gyárfás, András and Lehel, József and Sárközy, Gábor (2016) Ramsey number of paths and connected matchings in Ore-type host graphs. DISCRETE MATHEMATICS, 339 (6). pp. 1690-1698. ISSN 0012-365X

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Abstract

It is well-known (as a special case of the path-path Ramsey number) that in every 2-coloring of the edges of K3(n-1), the complete graph on 3n - 1 vertices, there is a monochromatic P-2n, a path on 2n vertices. Schelp conjectured that this statement remains true if K3n-1 is replaced by any host graph on 3n - 1 vertices with minimum degree at least 3(3n-1)/4. Here we propose the following stronger conjecture, allowing host graphs with the corresponding Ore-type condition: If G is a graph on 3n - 1 vertices such that for any two non-adjacent vertices u and v, d(G)(u) + d(G)(v) >= 3/2 (3n - 1), then in any 2-coloring of the edges of G there is a monochromatic path on 2n vertices. Our main result proves the conjecture in a weaker form, replacing P-2n by a connected matching of size n. Here a monochromatic, say red, matching in a 2-coloring of the edges of a graph is connected if its edges are all in the same connected component of the graph defined by the red edges. Applying the standard technique of converting connected matchings to paths with the Regularity Lemma, we use this result to get an asymptotic version of our conjecture for paths. (C) 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: THEOREM; cycles; Ore-type graphs; Connected matchings; PATHS; Ramsey numbers
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QA Mathematics / matematika > QA166-QA166.245 Graphs theory / gráfelmélet
Q Science / természettudomány > QA Mathematics / matematika > QA71 Number theory / számelmélet
SWORD Depositor: MTMT SWORD
Depositing User: MTMT SWORD
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2016 12:05
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2016 12:06
URI: http://real.mtak.hu/id/eprint/43724

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