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Independent dominating sets in graphs of girth five
Abstract Let $\gamma(G)$ and $${\gamma _ \circ }(G)$$ denote the sizes of a smallest dominating set and smallest independent dominating set in a graph G, respectively. One of the first results in probabilistic combinatorics is that if G is an n vertex graph of minimum degree at least d , then $$\begin{equation}\gamma(G) \leq \frac{n}{d}(\log d + 1).\end{equation}$$ In this paper the main result is that if G is any n vertex d regular graph of girth at least five, then $$\begin{equation}\gamma_(G) \leq \frac{n}{d}(\log d + c)\end{equation}$$ for some constant c independent of d . This result is sharp in the sense that as $d \rightarrow \infty$ , almost all d regular n vertex graphs G of girth at least five have $$\begin{equation}\gamma_(G) \sim \frac{n}{d}\log d.\end{equation}$$ Furthermore, if G is a disjoint union of ${n}/{(2d)}$ complete bipartite graphs $K_{d,d}$ , then ${\gamma_\circ}(G) = \frac{n}{2}$ . We also prove that there are n vertex graphs G of minimum degree d and whose maximum degree grows not much faster than d log d such that ${\gamma_\circ}(G) \sim {n}/{2}$ as $d \rightarrow \infty$ . Therefore both the girth and regularity conditions are required for the main result.
 Award ID(s):
 1800832
 Publication Date:
 NSFPAR ID:
 10341285
 Journal Name:
 Combinatorics, Probability and Computing
 Volume:
 30
 Issue:
 3
 Page Range or eLocationID:
 344 to 359
 ISSN:
 09635483
 Sponsoring Org:
 National Science Foundation
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