Maximising H-colourings of graphs

Author: 

Guggiari, H
Scott, A

Publication Date: 

11 January 2019

Journal: 

Journal of Graph Theory

Last Updated: 

2020-07-19T23:40:52.753+01:00

Issue: 

2

Volume: 

92

DOI: 

10.1002/jgt.22446

page: 

172-185

abstract: 

<p>For graphs G and H, an H-colouring of G is a map ψ : V (G) → V (H) such that ij ∈ E(G) ⇒ ψ(i)ψ(j) ∈ E(H). The number of H-colourings of G is denoted by hom(G,H).</p> <br/> <p>We prove the following: for all graphs H and δ ≥ 3, there is a constant k(δ;H) such that, if n ≥ k(δ;H), the graph Kδ;n-δ max- imises the number of H-colourings among all connected graphs with n vertices and minimum degree δ. This answers a question of Engbers.</p> <br/> <p>We also disprove a conjecture of Engbers on the graph G that maximises the number of H-colourings when the assumption of the connectivity of G is dropped.</p> <br/> <p>Finally, let H be a graph with maximum degree k. We show that, if H does not contain the complete looped graph on k vertices or Kk;k as a component and δ ≥ δ0(H), then the following holds: for n sufficiently large, the graph Kδ;n-δ maximises the number of H- colourings among all graphs on n vertices with minimum degree δ. This partially answers another question of Engbers.</p>

Symplectic id: 

953282

Submitted to ORA: 

Submitted

Publication Type: 

Journal Article