We describe several variants of the norm-graphs introduced by Kollár, Rónyai, and Szabó and study some of their extremal properties. Using these variants we construct, for infinitely many values of n, a graph on n vertices with more than 12n5/3 edges, containing no copy of K3, 3, thus slightly improving an old construction of Brown. We also prove that the maximum number of vertices in a complete graph whose edges can be colored by k colors with no monochromatic copy of K3, 3 is (1+o(1))k3. This answers a question of Chung and Graham. In addition we prove that for every fixed t, there is a family of subsets of an n element set whose so-called dual shatter function is O(mt) and whose discrepancy is Ω(n1/2-1/2tlogn). This settles a problem of Matoušek.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Theoretical Computer Science
- Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics
- Computational Theory and Mathematics