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Some totally 4-choosable multigraphs

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It is proved that if G is multigraph with maximum degree 3, and every submultigraph of G has average degree at most 2(1/2) and is different from one forbidden configuration C⁺₄ with average degree exactly 2(1/2), then G is totally 4-choosable; that is, if every element (vertex or edge) of G is assigned a list of 4 colours, then every element can be coloured with a colour from its own list in such a way that no two adjacent or incident elements are coloured with the same colour. This shows that the List-Total-Colouring Conjecture, that ch''(G) = χ''(G) for every multigraph G, is true for all multigraphs of this type. As a consequence, if G is a graph with maximum degree 3 and girth at least 10 that can be embedded in the plane, projective plane, torus or Klein bottle, then ch''(G) = χ''(G) = 4. Some further total choosability results are discussed for planar graphs with sufficiently large maximum degree and girth.
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27
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3
Strony
425-455
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wydano
2007
otrzymano
2006-04-21
poprawiono
2007-07-06
zaakceptowano
2007-07-06
Twórcy
  • School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 2RD, UK
Bibliografia
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