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# On the number of cycles in a graph with restricted cycle lengths

Gerbner, Dániel and Keszegh, Balázs and Palmer, Cory and Patkós, Balázs (2017) On the number of cycles in a graph with restricted cycle lengths. SIAM JOURNAL ON DISCRETE MATHEMATICS. ISSN 0895-4801 (In Press)

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## Abstract

Let $L$ be a set of positive integers. We call a (directed) graph $G$ an $L$\emph{-cycle graph} if all cycle lengths in $G$ belong to $L$. Let $c(L,n)$ be the maximum number of cycles possible in an $n$-vertex $L$-cycle graph (we use $\vec{c}(L,n)$ for the number of cycles in directed graphs). In the undirected case we show that for any fixed set $L$, we have $c(L,n)=\Theta(n^{\lfloor k/\ell \rfloor})$ where $k$ is the largest element of $L$ and $2\ell$ is the smallest even element of $L$ (if $L$ contains only odd elements, then $c(L,n)=\Theta(n)$ holds.) We also give a characterization of $L$-cycle graphs when $L$ is a single element. In the directed case we prove that for any fixed set $L$ we have $\vec{c}(L,n)=(1+o(1))(\frac{n-1}{k-1})^{k-1}$, where $k$ is the largest element of $L$. We determine the exact value of $\vec{c}(\{k\},n)$ for every $k$ and characterize all graphs attaining this maximum.

Item Type: Article Q Science / természettudomány > QA Mathematics / matematika > QA166-QA166.245 Graphs theory / gráfelmélet Balázs Patkós 18 Sep 2017 14:26 18 Sep 2017 14:26 http://real.mtak.hu/id/eprint/62816