International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences
Volume 2004 (2004), Issue 30, Pages 1613-1616

Hamiltonian paths on Platonic graphs

Brian Hopkins

Department of Mathematics, Saint Peter's College, Jersey City 07306, NJ, USA

Received 13 July 2003

Copyright © 2004 Brian Hopkins. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We develop a combinatorial method to show that the dodecahedron graph has, up to rotation and reflection, a unique Hamiltonian cycle. Platonic graphs with this property are called topologically uniquely Hamiltonian. The same method is used to demonstrate topologically distinct Hamiltonian cycles on the icosahedron graph and to show that a regular graph embeddable on the 2-holed torus is topologically uniquely Hamiltonian.