Properties of an Approximability-related Parameter on Circular Complete Graphs
2009 (English)In: Electronic Notes in Discrete Mathematics, ISSN 1571-0653, Vol. 35, 115-120 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The instances of the Weighted Maximum H-Colourable Subgraph problem (Max H-Col) are edge-weighted graphs G and the objective is to find a subgraph of G that has maximal total edge weight, under the condition that the subgraph has a homomorphism to H; note that for H=Kk this problem is equivalent to Max k-cut. Färnqvist et al. have introduced a parameter on the space of graphs that allows close study of the approximability properties of Max H-Col. Here, we investigate the properties of this parameter on circular complete graphs Kp/q, where 2p/q3. The results are extended to K4-minor-free graphs. We also consider connections with Šámal's work on fractional covering by cuts: we address, and decide, two conjectures concerning cubical chromatic numbers.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier , 2009. Vol. 35, 115-120 p.
graph H-colouring; circular colouring; combinatorial optimisation; graph theory
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-52637DOI: 10.1016/j.endm.2009.11.020OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-52637DiVA: diva2:284373