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A coloring problem related to Konig's Theorem


Wilkinson, John Fergas (1965) A coloring problem related to Konig's Theorem. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology.


A connection is shown between Konig's Theorem on 0-1 matrices and theorems giving sufficient conditions, in terms of certain forbidden subgraphs, for a graph G to have chromatic number equal to the maximum number of vertices in any clique of G. A conjecture is proposed which would, if true, give the best possible such theorem. Three special cases of this conjecture are proved, and Konig's Theorem is shown to be an easy corollary of any one of them.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy
Major Option:Mathematics
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Hall, Marshall
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1 April 1965
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-01222004-114035
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ID Code:271
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Deposited On:28 Jan 2004
Last Modified:26 Dec 2012 02:28

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