2-Partition-Transitive Tournaments

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2-Partition-Transitive Tournaments
Given a tournament score sequence s1 ≥ s2 ≥ · · · ≥ sn, we prove that there exists a tournament T on vertex set {1, 2, . . . , n} such that the degree of any vertex i is si and the subtournaments of T on both the even and the odd vertices are transitive in the given order. This means that i beats j whenever i < j and i ≡ j (mod 2). For any score sequence, we give an algorithm to construct a tournament of the above form, i.e. it is transitive on evens and odds in the given order. This algorithm fixes half of the edges of the tournament and then is similar to the algorithm for constructing a tournament given its score sequence. Another consequence provides asymptotics for the maximum number of edges in score unavoidable digraphs. From a result of Ryser, it is possible to get from any tournament to this special tournament by a sequence of triangle reversals. We show that n2 /2 reversals are always enough and that in some cases (1 − o(1))n2 /32 are required. We also show ...
Barry Guiduli, András Gyárfás
Added 22 Dec 2010
Updated 22 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 1998
Where JCT
Authors Barry Guiduli, András Gyárfás, Stéphan Thomassé, Peter Weidl
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