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Suppose we are given a graph G together with two proper vertex k-colourings of G, α and β. How easily can we decide whether it is possible to transform α into β by recolouring vertices of G one at a time, making sure we always have a proper k-colouring of G? This decision problem is trivial for k = 2, and decidable in polynomial time for k = 3. Here we(More)
We study the following independent set reconfiguration problem, called TAR-Reachabi-lity: given two independent sets I and J of a graph G, both of size at least k, is it possible to transform I into J by adding and removing vertices one-by-one, while maintaining an independent set of size at least k throughout? This problem is known to be PSPACE-hard in(More)
In the first part of this work we study the following question: Given two k-colorings α and β of a graph G on n vertices and an integer , can α be modified into β by recoloring vertices one at a time, while maintaining a k-coloring throughout and using at most such recoloring steps? This problem is weakly PSPACE-hard for every constant k ≥ 4. We show that(More)
It is known that graphs on n vertices with minimum degree at least 3 have spanning trees with at least n/4 + 2 leaves and that this can be improved to (n + 4)/3 for cubic graphs without the diamond K 4 − e as a subgraph. We generalize the second result by proving that every graph with minimum degree at least 3, without diamonds and certain subgraphs called(More)
A hexagonal patch is a plane graph in which inner faces have length 6, inner vertices have degree 3, and boundary vertices have degree 2 or 3. We consider the following counting problem: given a sequence of twos and threes, how many hexagonal patches exist with this degree sequence along the outer face? This problem is motivated by the enumeration of(More)
The Shortest Path Reconfiguration problem has as input a graph G with unit edge lengths, with vertices s and t, and two shortest st-paths P and Q. The question is whether there exists a sequence of shortest st-paths that starts with P and ends with Q, such that subsequent paths differ in only one vertex. This is called a rerouting sequence. This problem is(More)