Highly Influential

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- Published 2014 in Discrete Mathematics

Let Kc n denote a complete graph on n vertices whose edges are colored in an arbitrary way. Let ∆mon(Kc n) denote the maximum number of edges of the same color incident with a vertex of Kn. A properly colored cycle (path) in Kc n is a cycle (path) in which adjacent edges have distinct colors. B. Bollobás and P. Erdös (1976) proposed the following conjecture: If ∆mon(Kc n) < b 2 c, then Kc n contains a properly colored Hamiltonian cycle. Li, Wang and Zhou proved that if ∆mon(Kc n) < b 2 c, then Kc n contains a properly colored cycle of length at least d n+2 3 e + 1. In this paper, we improve the bound to d 2 e + 2.

@article{Wang2014LongPC,
title={Long properly colored cycles in edge colored complete graphs},
author={Guanghui Wang and Tao Wang and Guizhen Liu},
journal={Discrete Mathematics},
year={2014},
volume={324},
pages={56-61}
}