Cereceda, L, van den Heuvel, Jan and Johnson, M (2007) Mixing 3-colourings in bipartite graphs. LSE-CDAM-2007-06. London school of economics and political science, London, UK.Full text not available from this repository.
For a 3-colourable graph G, the 3-colour graph of G, denoted C3(G), is the graph with node set the proper vertex 3-colourings of G, and two nodes adjacent whenever the corresponding colourings differ on precisely one vertex of G. We consider the following question: given G, how easily can we decide whether or not C3(G) is connected? We show that the 3-colour graph of a 3-chromatic graph is never connected, and characterise the bipartite graphs for which C3(G) is connected. We also show that the problem of deciding the connectedness of the 3-colour graph of a bipartite graph is coNP-complete, but that restricted to planar bipartite graphs, the question is answerable in polynomial time.
|Item Type:||Monograph (Report)|
|Additional Information:||© 2007 London school of economics and political science|
|Library of Congress subject classification:||H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)|
|Sets:||Departments > Mathematics|
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