Böttcher, Julia, Kohayakawa, Yoshiharu and Procacci, Aldo
(2011)
*Properly coloured copies and rainbow copies of large graphs with small maximum degree.*
Random Structures and Algorithms, 40
(4).
pp. 425-436.
ISSN 1042-9832

## Abstract

Let G be a graph on n vertices with maximum degree Δ. We use the Lovász local lemma to show the following two results about colourings χ of the edges of the complete graph Kn. If for each vertex v of Kn the colouring χ assigns each colour to at most (n - 2)/(22.4Δ2) edges emanating from v, then there is a copy of G in Kn which is properly edge-coloured by χ. This improves on a result of Alon, Jiang, Miller, and Pritikin [Random Struct. Algorithms 23(4), 409–433, 2003]. On the other hand, if χ assigns each colour to at most n/(51Δ2) edges of Kn, then there is a copy of G in Kn such that each edge of G receives a different colour from χ. This proves a conjecture of Frieze and Krivelevich [Electron. J. Comb. 15(1), R59, 2008]. Our proofs rely on a framework developed by Lu and Székely [Electron. J. Comb. 14(1), R63, 2007] for applying the local lemma to random injections. In order to improve the constants in our results we use a version of the local lemma due to Bissacot, Fernández, Procacci, and Scoppola [preprint, arXiv:0910.1824]. © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Random Struct. Alg., 40, 425–436, 2012

Item Type: | Article |
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Official URL: | http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/rsa.203... |

Additional Information: | © 2011 Wiley Periodicals |

Library of Congress subject classification: | Q Science > QA Mathematics |

Sets: | Departments > Mathematics |

Date Deposited: | 08 Aug 2012 12:47 |

URL: | http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/45256/ |

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