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A simple solution to the k-core problem

By Svante Janson and Malwina J. Luczak


We study the k-core of a random (multi)graph on n vertices with a given degree sequence. We let n ! 1. Then, under some regularity conditions on the degree sequences, we give conditions on the asymptotic shape of the degree sequence that imply that with high probability the k-core is empty, and other conditions that imply that with high probability the k-core is non-empty and the sizes of its vertex and edge sets satisfy a law of large numbers; under suitable assumptions these are the only two possibilities. In particular, we recover the result by Pittel, Spencer andWormald [19] on the existence and size of a k-core in G(n, p) and G(n,m), see also Molloy [17] and Cooper [3]. Our method is based on the properties of empirical distributions of independent random variables, and leads to simple proofs

Topics: QA Mathematics
Publisher: Centre for Discrete and Applicable Mathematics, London School of Economics and Political Science
Year: 2006
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