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## Discussiones Mathematicae Graph Theory

2009 | 29 | 2 | 275-292
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### On odd and semi-odd linear partitions of cubic graphs

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A linear forest is a graph whose connected components are chordless paths. A linear partition of a graph G is a partition of its edge set into linear forests and la(G) is the minimum number of linear forests in a linear partition.
In this paper we consider linear partitions of cubic simple graphs for which it is well known that la(G) = 2. A linear partition $L = (L_B,L_R)$ is said to be odd whenever each path of $L_B ∪ L_R$ has odd length and semi-odd whenever each path of $L_B$ (or each path of $L_R$) has odd length.
In [2] Aldred and Wormald showed that a cubic graph G is 3-edge colourable if and only if G has an odd linear partition. We give here more precise results and we study moreover relationships between semi-odd linear partitions and perfect matchings.
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275-292
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2009
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2007-12-03
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2008-06-13
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2008-06-13
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• L.I.F.O., Faculté des Sciences, B.P. 6759, Université d'Orléans, 45067 Orléans Cedex 2, France
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• L.I.F.O., Faculté des Sciences, B.P. 6759, Université d'Orléans, 45067 Orléans Cedex 2, France
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• L.I.F.O., Faculté des Sciences, B.P. 6759, Université d'Orléans, 45067 Orléans Cedex 2, France
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• Wydział Matematyki Stosowanej, Zakład Matematyki Dyskretnej, AGH, Al. Mickiewicza 30, 30-059 Kraków, Poland
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• [1] J. Akiyama, G. Exoo and F. Harary, Covering and packing in graphs III, Cyclic and Acyclic Invariant, Math. Slovaca 30 (1980) 405-417.
• [2] R.E.L. Aldred and N.C. Wormald, More on the linear k-arboricity of regular graphs, Australas. J. Combin. 18 (1998) 97-104.
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• [9] C. Thomassen, Two-coloring the edges of a cubic graph such that each monochromatic component is a path of length at most 5, J. Combin. Theory (B) 75 (1999) 100-109, doi: 10.1006/jctb.1998.1868.
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