Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Mathematics

Title

The 3-choosability of plane graphs of girth 4

Language

English

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Choosability, Plane graph, Reduced subgraph

Publication Date

2005

Source Publication Title

Discrete Mathematics

Volume

294

Issue

3

Start Page

297

End Page

301

Publisher

Elsevier

DOI

10.1016/j.disc.2004.10.023

Link to Publisher's Edition

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.disc.2004.10.023

ISSN (print)

0012365X

ISSN (electronic)

1872681X

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