For a graph H, the extremal number ex(n, H) is the maximum number of edges in a graph of order n not containing a subgraph isomorphic to H. Let δ(H)>0 and δ(H) denote the minimum degree and maximum degree of H, respectively. We prove that for all n sufficiently large, if H is any graph of order n with δ(H)≤n/40, then ex(n,H)=(n-12)+δ(H)-1. The condition on the maximum degree is tight up to a constant factor. This generalizes a classical result of Ore for the case H=Cn, and resolves, in a strong form, a conjecture of Glebov, Person, and Weps for the case of graphs. A counter-example to their more general conjecture concerning the extremal number of bounded degree spanning hypergraphs is also given.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Theoretical Computer Science
- Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics
- Computational Theory and Mathematics
- Spanning subgraph
- Turan number