Department of Mathematics
The 3-choosability of plane graphs of girth 4
A set S of vertices of the graph G is called k-reducible if the following is true: G is k-choosable if and only if G-S is k-choosable. A k-reduced subgraph H of G is a subgraph of G such that H contains no k-reducible set of some specific forms. In this paper, we show that a 3-reduced subgraph of a non-3-choosable plane graph G contains either adjacent 5-faces, or an adjacent 4-face and k-face, where k≤6. Using this result, we obtain some sufficient conditions for a plane graph to be 3-choosable. In particular, if G is of girth 4 and contains no 5- and 6-cycles, then G is 3-choosable. © 2005 Published by Elsevier B.V.
Choosability, Plane graph, Reduced subgraph
Source Publication Title
Lam, Peter C.B., Wai Chee Shiu, and Zeng Min Song. "The 3-choosability of plane graphs of girth 4." Discrete Mathematics 294.3 (2005): 297-301.