Properly Colored Subgraphs and Rainbow Subgraphs in Edge-Colorings with Local Constraints

Noga Alon, Tao Jiang, Zevi Miller, Dan Pritikin

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

48 Scopus citations

Abstract

We consider a canonical Ramsey type problem. An edge-coloring of a graph is called m-good if each color appears at most m times at each vertex. Fixing a graph G and a positive integer m, let f(m, G) denote the smallest n such that every m-good edge-coloring of K n yields a properly edge-colored copy of G, and let g(m, G) denote the smallest n such that every m-good edge-coloring of K n yields a rainbow copy of G. We give bounds on f(m, G) and g(m, G). For complete graphs G = K t we have c 1 mt 2/ln t ≤ f(m, K t) ≤ c 2mt 2, and c′ 1mt 3/ln t ≤ g(m, K t) ≤ c′ 2mt 3/ln t, where c 1, c 2, c′ 1, c′ 2 are absolute constants. We also give bounds on f(m, G) and g(m, G) for general graphs G in terms of degrees in G. In particular, we show that for fixed m and d, and all sufficiently large n compared to m and d, f(m, G) = n for all graphs G with n vertices and maximum degree at most d.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)409-433
Number of pages25
JournalRandom Structures and Algorithms
Volume23
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Mathematics(all)
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Applied Mathematics

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Properly Colored Subgraphs and Rainbow Subgraphs in Edge-Colorings with Local Constraints'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this