### Abstract

Original language | English |
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Place of Publication | Enschede |

Publisher | University of Twente, Department of Applied Mathematics |

Publication status | Published - 2003 |

### Publication series

Name | Memorandum / Department of Applied Mathematics |
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Publisher | University of Twente, Department of Applied Mathematics |

No. | 1703 |

ISSN (Print) | 0169-2690 |

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### Keywords

- MSC-05C55
- EWI-3523
- IR-65888
- MSC-05D10

### Cite this

*Path-fan Ramsey numbers*. (Memorandum / Department of Applied Mathematics; No. 1703). Enschede: University of Twente, Department of Applied Mathematics.

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*Path-fan Ramsey numbers*. Memorandum / Department of Applied Mathematics, no. 1703, University of Twente, Department of Applied Mathematics, Enschede.

**Path-fan Ramsey numbers.** / Salman, M.; Broersma, Haitze J.

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TY - BOOK

T1 - Path-fan Ramsey numbers

AU - Salman, M.

AU - Broersma, Haitze J.

N1 - Imported from MEMORANDA

PY - 2003

Y1 - 2003

N2 - For two given graphs $G$ and $H$, the Ramsey number $R(G,H)$ is the smallest positive integer $p$ such that for every graph $F$ on $p$ vertices the following holds: either $F$ contains $G$ as a subgraph or the complement of $F$ contains $H$ as a subgraph. In this paper, we study the Ramsey numbers $R(P_{n},F_{m})$, where $P_{n}$ is a path on $n$ vertices and $F_{m}$ is the graph obtained from $m$ disjoint triangles by identifying precisely one vertex of every triangle ($F_{m}$ is the join of $K_{1}$ and $mK_{2}$). We determine exact values for $R(P_{n},F_{m})$ for the following values of $n$ and $m$: $n=1,2$ or $3$ and $m\geq 2$; $n\geq 4$ and $2\leq m\leq (n+1)/2$; $n\geq7$ and $m=n-1$ or $m=n$; $n\geq 8$ and $(k\cdot n-2k+1)/2\leq m\leq (k\cdot n-k+2)/2$ with $3\leq k\leq n-5$; $n=4,5$ or $6$ and $m\geq n-1$; $n\geq 7$ and $m\geq (n-3)^2/2$. We conjecture that $R(P_{n},F_{m}) \leq 2m+n-3$ for the other values of $m$ and $n$.

AB - For two given graphs $G$ and $H$, the Ramsey number $R(G,H)$ is the smallest positive integer $p$ such that for every graph $F$ on $p$ vertices the following holds: either $F$ contains $G$ as a subgraph or the complement of $F$ contains $H$ as a subgraph. In this paper, we study the Ramsey numbers $R(P_{n},F_{m})$, where $P_{n}$ is a path on $n$ vertices and $F_{m}$ is the graph obtained from $m$ disjoint triangles by identifying precisely one vertex of every triangle ($F_{m}$ is the join of $K_{1}$ and $mK_{2}$). We determine exact values for $R(P_{n},F_{m})$ for the following values of $n$ and $m$: $n=1,2$ or $3$ and $m\geq 2$; $n\geq 4$ and $2\leq m\leq (n+1)/2$; $n\geq7$ and $m=n-1$ or $m=n$; $n\geq 8$ and $(k\cdot n-2k+1)/2\leq m\leq (k\cdot n-k+2)/2$ with $3\leq k\leq n-5$; $n=4,5$ or $6$ and $m\geq n-1$; $n\geq 7$ and $m\geq (n-3)^2/2$. We conjecture that $R(P_{n},F_{m}) \leq 2m+n-3$ for the other values of $m$ and $n$.

KW - MSC-05C55

KW - EWI-3523

KW - IR-65888

KW - MSC-05D10

M3 - Report

T3 - Memorandum / Department of Applied Mathematics

BT - Path-fan Ramsey numbers

PB - University of Twente, Department of Applied Mathematics

CY - Enschede

ER -