Acyclic and Frugal Colourings of Graphs

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Acyclic and Frugal Colourings of Graphs
Given a graph G = (V, E), a proper vertex colouring of V is t-frugal if no colour appears more than t times in any neighbourhood and is acyclic if each of the bipartite graphs consisting of the edges between any two colour classes is acyclic. For graphs of bounded maximum degree, Hind, Molloy and Reed [14] studied proper t-frugal colourings and Yuster [19] studied acyclic proper 2-frugal colourings. In this paper, we expand and generalise this study. In particular, we consider vertex colourings that are not necessarily proper, and in this case, we find qualitative connections with colourings that are t-improper -- colourings in which the colour classes induce subgraphs of maximum degree at most t -- for choices of t near to d. Key words: graph colouring; frugal colouring; acyclic colouring; linear colouring; improper colouring.
Ross J. Kang, Tobias Müller
Added 09 Nov 2010
Updated 09 Nov 2010
Type Conference
Year 2009
Authors Ross J. Kang, Tobias Müller
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