Opuscula Mathematica
Opuscula Math. 33, no. 4 (), 763-783
Opuscula Mathematica

All graphs with paired-domination number two less than their order

Abstract. Let \(G=(V,E)\) be a graph with no isolated vertices. A set \(S\subseteq V\) is a paired-dominating set of \(G\) if every vertex not in \(S\) is adjacent with some vertex in \(S\) and the subgraph induced by \(S\) contains a perfect matching. The paired-domination number \(\gamma_{p}(G)\) of \(G\) is defined to be the minimum cardinality of a paired-dominating set of \(G\). Let \(G\) be a graph of order \(n\). In [Paired-domination in graphs, Networks 32 (1998), 199-206] Haynes and Slater described graphs \(G\) with \(\gamma_{p}(G)=n\) and also graphs with \(\gamma_{p}(G)=n-1\). In this paper we show all graphs for which \(\gamma_{p}(G)=n-2\).
Keywords: paired-domination, paired-domination number.
Mathematics Subject Classification: 05C69.
Cite this article as:
Włodzimierz Ulatowski, All graphs with paired-domination number two less than their order, Opuscula Math. 33, no. 4 (2013), 763-783, http://dx.doi.org/10.7494/OpMath.2013.33.4.763
Download this article's citation as:
a .bib file (BibTeX), a .ris file (RefMan), a .enw file (EndNote)
or export to RefWorks.

RSS Feed

horizontal rule

ISSN 1232−9274, e-ISSN 2300−6919, DOI https://doi.org/10.7494/OpMath
Copyright © 2003−2017 OPUSCULA MATHEMATICA
Contact: opuscula@agh.edu.pl
Made by Tomasz Zabawa

horizontal rule

In accordance with EU legislation we advise you this website uses cookies to allow us to see how the site is used. All data is anonymized.
All recent versions of popular browsers give users a level of control over cookies. Users can set their browsers to accept or reject all, or certain, cookies.