Title

Distributing Vertices on Hamiltonian Cycles

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-2012

Publication Title

Journal of Graph Theory

DOI

10.1002/jgt.20564

ISSN

1097-0118

Abstract

Let G be a graph of order n and 3≤tn/4 be an integer. Recently, Kaneko and Yoshimoto [J Combin Theory Ser B 81(1) (2001), 100–109] provided a sharp δ(G) condition such that for any set X of t vertices, G contains a hamiltonian cycle H so that the distance along H between any two vertices of X is at least n/2t. In this article, minimum degree and connectivity conditions are determined such that for any graph G of sufficiently large order n and for any set of t vertices XV(G), there is a hamiltonian cycle H so that the distance along H between any two consecutive vertices of X is approximately n/t. Furthermore, the minimum degree threshold is determined for the existence of a hamiltonian cycle H such that the vertices of X appear in a prescribed order at approximately predetermined distances along H.

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