Non-contractible edges in a 3-connected graph

Yoshimi Egawa, Katsuhiro Ota, Akira Saito, Xingxing Yu

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Abstract

An edge e in a 3-connected graph G is contractible if the contraction of e in G results in a 3-connected graph; otherwise e is non-contractible. In this paper, we prove that the number of non-contractible edges in a 3-connected graph of order p≥5 is at most {Mathematical expression} and show that this upper bound is the best possible for infinitely many values of p.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)357-364
Number of pages8
JournalCombinatorica
Volume15
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Sep

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Keywords

  • Mathemacics Subject Classification (1991): 05C40

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  • Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics
  • Mathematics(all)

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Non-contractible edges in a 3-connected graph. / Egawa, Yoshimi; Ota, Katsuhiro; Saito, Akira; Yu, Xingxing.

In: Combinatorica, Vol. 15, No. 3, 09.1995, p. 357-364.

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Egawa, Y, Ota, K, Saito, A & Yu, X 1995, 'Non-contractible edges in a 3-connected graph', Combinatorica, vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 357-364. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01299741
Egawa, Yoshimi ; Ota, Katsuhiro ; Saito, Akira ; Yu, Xingxing. / Non-contractible edges in a 3-connected graph. In: Combinatorica. 1995 ; Vol. 15, No. 3. pp. 357-364.
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