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TOTAL COLORINGS OF PLANAR GRAPHS WITH MAXIMUM DEGREE AT LEAST 7 AND WITHOUT ADJACENT 5-CYCLES

  • Tan, Xiang
  • Received : 2015.01.05
  • Published : 2016.01.31

Abstract

A k-total-coloring of a graph G is a coloring of $V{\cup}E$ using k colors such that no two adjacent or incident elements receive the same color. The total chromatic number ${\chi}^{{\prime}{\prime}}(G)$ of G is the smallest integer k such that G has a k-total-coloring. Let G be a planar graph with maximum degree ${\Delta}$. In this paper, it's proved that if ${\Delta}{\geq}7$ and G does not contain adjacent 5-cycles, then the total chromatic number ${\chi}^{{\prime}{\prime}}(G)$ is ${\Delta}+1$.

Keywords

planar graph;total coloring;adjacent 5-cycle

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Acknowledgement

Supported by : National Natural Science Foundation of China, Natural Science Foundation of Shandong Province