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Zbl.No:  479.05054
Autor:  Erdös, Paul; Schuster, S.
Title:  Existence of complementary graphs with specified independence numbers. (In English)
Source:  The theory and applications of graphs, 4th int. Conf., Kalamazoo/ Mich. 1980, 343-349 (1981).
Review:  [For the entire collection see Zbl 459.00006.]
For a graph G, \beta(G) will denote the (vertex)-independence number and \beta1(G) the edge-independence number. In a paper of G. Chartrand and S. Schuster [Trans. New York Acad. Sci. II. Ser. 36, 247-251 (1974; Zbl 275.05110)] sharp upper and lower bounds were given for \beta(G)+\beta(\bar G), \beta(G)·\beta(G), \beta1(G)+\beta1(\bar G) and \beta1(G)·\beta1(\bar G). For example, it was shown for a graph G on p vertices that [P/2] \leq \beta1(G)+\beta1(\bar G) and 0 \leq \beta1(G)·\beta1(\bar G) \leq [P/2]2. In this paper the existence of complementary graphs that realize the independence numbers and edge-independence numbers in the intervals allowed by the Chartrand-Schuster inequalities are considered.
Reviewer:  R.Faudree
Classif.:  * 05C70 Factorization, etc.
                   05C35 Extremal problems (graph theory)
                   05C55 Generalized Ramsey theory
Keywords:  independence numbers; edge-independence numbers
Citations:  Zbl.459.00006; Zbl.275.05110

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