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Discussiones Mathematicae Graph Theory

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Discussiones Mathematicae Graph Theory 24(3) (2004) 443-456
DOI: 10.7151/dmgt.1243

PACKING OF THREE COPIES OF A DIGRAPH INTO THE TRANSITIVE TOURNAMENT

Monika Pilśniak

Faculty of Applied Mathematics AGH
Department of Discrete Mathematics
al. Mickiewicza 30, 30-059 Kraków, Poland

e-mail: pilsniak@uci.agh.edu.pl

Abstract

In this paper, we show that if the number of arcs in an oriented graph G (of order n) without directed cycles is sufficiently small (not greater than [2/3] n−1), then there exist arc disjoint embeddings of three copies of G into the transitive tournament TTn. It is the best possible bound.

Keywords: packing of digraphs, transitive tournament.

2000 Mathematics Subject Classification: 05C70, 05C35.

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Received 29 April 2003
Revised 8 March 2004