Degree sums for edges and cycle lengths in graphs

Stephan Brandt, Henk Jan Veldman

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Let G be a graph of order n satisfying d(u) + d(v) n for every edge uv of G. We show that the circumference - the length of a longest cycle - of G can be expressed in terms of a certain graph parameter, and can be computed in polynomial time. Moreover, we show that G contains cycles of every length between 3 and the circumference, unless G is complete bipartite. If G is 1-tough then it is pancyclic or G = Kr,r with r = n/2.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)253-256
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of graph theory
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1997


  • Circumference
  • Closure
  • Cycle
  • Graph
  • Degree
  • Pancyclic
  • Sum
  • Tough
  • Hamiltonian


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