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Title: A note on the independent domination number of subset graph (English)
Author: Chen, Xue-Gang
Author: Ma, De-xiang
Author: Xing, Hua-Ming
Author: Sun, Liang
Language: English
Journal: Czechoslovak Mathematical Journal
ISSN: 0011-4642 (print)
ISSN: 1572-9141 (online)
Volume: 55
Issue: 2
Year: 2005
Pages: 511-517
Summary lang: English
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Category: math
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Summary: The independent domination number $i(G)$ (independent number $\beta (G)$) is the minimum (maximum) cardinality among all maximal independent sets of $G$. Haviland (1995) conjectured that any connected regular graph $G$ of order $n$ and degree $\delta \le \frac{1}{2}{n}$ satisfies $i(G)\le \lceil \frac{2n}{3\delta }\rceil \frac{1}{2}{\delta }$. For $1\le k\le l\le m$, the subset graph $S_{m}(k,l)$ is the bipartite graph whose vertices are the $k$- and $l$-subsets of an $m$ element ground set where two vertices are adjacent if and only if one subset is contained in the other. In this paper, we give a sharp upper bound for $i(S_{m}(k,l))$ and prove that if $k+l=m$ then Haviland’s conjecture holds for the subset graph $S_{m}(k,l)$. Furthermore, we give the exact value of $\beta (S_{m}(k,l))$. (English)
Keyword: independent domination number
Keyword: independent number
Keyword: subset graph
MSC: 05C35
MSC: 05C69
idZBL: Zbl 1081.05082
idMR: MR2137158
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Date available: 2009-09-24T11:25:10Z
Last updated: 2016-04-07
Stable URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10338.dmlcz/127998
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