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Graphs and pigeonholes

Gargano, Michael L. (2001) Graphs and pigeonholes. In: Robert J. Bumcrot Festschrift, 11 May 2001, Hofstra University.

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Abstract

Sometimes the pigeonhole principle (PHP) is used to prove a result in graph theory. The following is a famous, well-known example: (Ramsey's Theorem) If the edges of a K6 are colored with red and blue then there is a K3 subgraph which is either all red or all blue. There are many other elegant applications of the pigeonhole principle. Presented here are some novel graph theory interpretations of a few of these PHP results.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:This paper was given at the Robert J. Bumcrot Festschrift on May 11, 2001.
Uncontrolled Keywords:graph theory pigeonhole principle
Subjects:Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics
ID Code:32
Deposited By:Admin HofPrints
Deposited On:03 January 2006

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