A graph G with n vertices and maximum degree ΔG cannot be given weak sense of direction using less than ΔG colours. It is known that n colours are always sufficient, and it was conjectured that just ΔG+1 are really needed, that is, one more colour is sufficient. Nonetheless, it has just been shown that for sufficiently large n there are graphs requiring ω(n/log n) more colours than ΔG. In this paper, using recent results in asymptotic graph enumeration, we show not only that (somehow surprisingly) the same bound holds for regular graphs, but also that it can be improved to Ω(n log log n/log n) We also show that Ω(dG(log log dG)1/2 colours are necessary, where dG is the degree of G.
Lower bounds for sense of direction in regular graphs / P. Boldi, S. Vigna. - In: DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING. - ISSN 0178-2770. - 16:4(2003), pp. 279-286.
|Titolo:||Lower bounds for sense of direction in regular graphs|
BOLDI, PAOLO (Primo)
VIGNA, SEBASTIANO (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||Distributed computing ; sense of direction ; random graphs ; regular graphs|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore INF/01 - Informatica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2003|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00446-003-0092-x|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|