TY - JOUR
A2 - Protasov, V. Y.
A2 - Eliasi, M.
A2 - Lin, C.-K.
A2 - Gordon, N. A.
A2 - Zhang, Y.
A2 - Kelarev, A. V.
A2 - Alekseyev, M.
AU - Nikoghosyan, Zh. G.
PY - 2013
DA - 2013/03/10
TI - Disconnected Forbidden Subgraphs, Toughness and Hamilton Cycles
SP - 673971
VL - 2013
AB - In 1974, Goodman and Hedetniemi proved that every 2-connected (K1,3,K1,3+e)-free graph is hamiltonian. This result gave rise many other conditions for Hamilton cycles concerning various pairs and triples of forbidden connected subgraphs under additional connectivity conditions. In this paper we investigate analogous problems when forbidden subgraphs are disconnected which affects more global structures in graphs such as tough structures instead of traditional connectivity structures. In 1997, it was proved that a single forbidden connected subgraph R in 2-connected graphs can create only a trivial class of hamiltonian graphs (complete graphs) with R=P3. In this paper we prove that a single forbidden subgraph R can create a non trivial class of hamiltonian graphs if R is disconnected: (∗1) every (K1∪P2)-free graph either is hamiltonian or belongs to a well defined class of non hamiltonian graphs; (∗2) every 1-tough (K1∪P3)-free graph is hamiltonian. We conjecture that every 1-tough (K1∪P4)-free graph is hamiltonian and every 1-tough P4-free graph is hamiltonian.
SN - null
UR - https://doi.org/10.1155/2013/673971
DO - 10.1155/2013/673971
JF - ISRN Combinatorics
PB - Hindawi Publishing Corporation
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