The Ramsey numbers of large star-like trees versus large odd wheels

Surahmat, E.T. Baskoro, H.J. Broersma

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Abstract

For two given graphs $G$ and $H$, the \textit{Ramsey number} $R(G,H)$ is the smallest positive integer $N$ such that for every graph $F$ of order $N$ the following holds: either $F$ contains $G$ as a subgraph or the complement of $F$ contains $H$ as a subgraph. In this paper, we shall study the Ramsey number $R(T_n,W_{m})$ for a star-like tree $T_n$ with $n$ vertices and a wheel $W_m$ with $m+1$ vertices and $m$ odd. We show that the Ramsey number $R(S_{n},W_{m})=3n-2 $ for $n\geq 2m-4, m\geq 5$ and $m$ odd, where $S_n$ denotes the star on $n$ vertices. We conjecture that the Ramsey number is the same for general trees on $n$ vertices, and support this conjecture by proving it for a number of star-like trees.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEnschede
PublisherUniversity of Twente, Department of Applied Mathematics
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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NameMemorandum
PublisherDepartment of Applied Mathematics, University of Twente
No.1621
ISSN (Print)0169-2690

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Keywords

  • MSC-05C55
  • IR-65808
  • EWI-3441
  • MSC-05D10

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Surahmat, Baskoro, E. T., & Broersma, H. J. (2002). The Ramsey numbers of large star-like trees versus large odd wheels. (Memorandum; No. 1621). Enschede: University of Twente, Department of Applied Mathematics.
Surahmat ; Baskoro, E.T. ; Broersma, H.J. / The Ramsey numbers of large star-like trees versus large odd wheels. Enschede : University of Twente, Department of Applied Mathematics, 2002. 9 p. (Memorandum; 1621).
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Surahmat, Baskoro, ET & Broersma, HJ 2002, The Ramsey numbers of large star-like trees versus large odd wheels. Memorandum, no. 1621, University of Twente, Department of Applied Mathematics, Enschede.

The Ramsey numbers of large star-like trees versus large odd wheels. / Surahmat; Baskoro, E.T.; Broersma, H.J.

Enschede : University of Twente, Department of Applied Mathematics, 2002. 9 p. (Memorandum; No. 1621).

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Surahmat, Baskoro ET, Broersma HJ. The Ramsey numbers of large star-like trees versus large odd wheels. Enschede: University of Twente, Department of Applied Mathematics, 2002. 9 p. (Memorandum; 1621).