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The competition numbers of Hamming graphs

By Boram Park and Yoshio Sano

Abstract

The competition graph of a digraph D is a graph which has the same vertex set as D and has an edge between x and y if and only if there exists a vertex v in D such that (x, v) and (y, v) are arcs of D. For any graph G, G together with sufficiently many isolated vertices is the competition graph of some acyclic digraph. The competition number k(G) of a graph G is defined to be the smallest number of such isolated vertices. In general, it is hard to compute the competition number k(G) for a graph G and it has been one of important research problems in the study of competition graphs to characterize a graph by its competition number. In this paper, we compute the competition numbers of Hamming graphs

Topics: competition graph, competition number, edge clique cover, Hamming graph
Year: 2009
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