3-uniform hypergraphs and linear cycles

Ergemlidze, Beka and Győri, Ervin and Methuku, Abhishek (2017) 3-uniform hypergraphs and linear cycles. ELECTRONIC NOTES IN DISCRETE MATHEMATICS, 61. pp. 391-394. ISSN 1571-0653


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We continue the work of Gyárfás, Győri and Simonovits [Gyárfás, A., E. Győri and M. Simonovits, On 3-uniform hypergraphs without linear cycles. Journal of Combinatorics 7 (2016), 205–216], who proved that if a 3-uniform hypergraph H with n vertices has no linear cycles, then its independence number α≥[Formula presented]. The hypergraph consisting of vertex disjoint copies of complete hypergraphs K5 3 shows that equality can hold. They asked whether α can be improved if we exclude K5 3 as a subhypergraph and whether such a hypergraph is 2-colorable. We answer these questions affirmatively. Namely, we prove that if a 3-uniform linear-cycle-free hypergraph H, doesn't contain K5 3 as a subhypergraph, then it is 2-colorable. This result clearly implies that α≥⌈[Formula presented]⌉. We show that this bound is sharp. Gyárfás, Győri and Simonovits also proved that a linear-cycle-free 3-uniform hypergraph contains a vertex of strong degree at most 2. In this context, we show that a linear-cycle-free 3-uniform hypergraph has a vertex of degree at most n−2 when n≥10. © 2017 Elsevier B.V.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Loose cycle; linear cycle; Independence number
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QA Mathematics / matematika > QA166-QA166.245 Graphs theory / gráfelmélet
Depositing User: MTMT SWORD
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2017 14:17
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2017 14:17

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