The claw is the graph K1,3, and the fork is the graph obtained from the claw K1,3 by subdividing one of its edges once. In this paper, we prove a structure theorem for the class of (claw, C4)-free graphs that are not quasi-line graphs, and a structure theorem for the class of (fork, C4)-free graphs that uses the class of (claw, C4)-free graphs as a basic class. Finally, we show that every (fork, C4)-free graph G satisfies (formula presented) via these structure theorems with some additional work on coloring basic classes.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Theoretical Computer Science
- Geometry and Topology
- Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics
- Computational Theory and Mathematics
- Applied Mathematics