Discussiones Mathematicae Graph Theory 32(2) (2012) 271-278
doi: 10.7151/dmgt.1601

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Edge Maximal C2k+1-edge Disjoint Free Graphs

M.S.A. Bataineh

Department of Mathematics
Yarmouk University
Irbid-Jordan

M.M.M. Jaradat

Yarmouk University
Department of Mathematics
Irbid-Jordan
Department of Mathematics, Physics and Statistics
Qatar University
Doha-Qatar

Abstract

For two positive integers r and s, G(n;r,s) denotes to the class of graphs on n vertices containing no r of s-edge disjoint cycles and f(n;r,s) = max{E(G):G ∈ G(n;r,s)}. In this paper, for integers r ≥ 2 and k ≥ 1, we determine f(n;r,2k+1) and characterize the edge maximal members in G(n;r,2k+1).

Keywords: extremal graphs, edge disjoint, cycles

2010 Mathematics Subject Classification: 05C38, 05C35.

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Received 27 August 2010
Revised 15 March 2011
Accepted 12 May 2011