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Tight bounds on the coefficients of partition functions via stability

Davies, Ewan, Jenssen, Matthew, Roberts, Barnaby and Perkins, Will (2017) Tight bounds on the coefficients of partition functions via stability. Electronic Notes in Discrete Mathematics, 61. pp. 317-321. ISSN 1571-0653

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Identification Number: 10.1016/j.endm.2017.06.054

Abstract

We show how to use the recently-developed occupancy method and stability results that follow easily from the method to obtain extremal bounds on the individual coefficients of the partition functions over various classes of bounded degree graphs. As applications, we prove new bounds on the number of independent sets and matchings of a given size in regular graphs. For large enough graphs and almost all sizes, the bounds are tight and confirm the Upper Matching Conjecture of Friedland, Krop, and Markström, and a conjecture of Kahn on independent sets for a wide range of parameters. Additionally we prove tight bounds on the number of q-colorings of cubic graphs with a given number of monochromatic edges, and tight bounds on the number of independent sets of a given size in cubic graphs of girth at least 5.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/electronic-notes...
Additional Information: © 2017 Elsevier B.V.
Divisions: Mathematics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Sets: Departments > Mathematics
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2017 10:33
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2019 03:18
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/84154

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