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Discussiones Mathematicae Graph Theory

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Discussiones Mathematicae Graph Theory


Discussiones Mathematicae Graph Theory 23(1) (2003) 55-65
DOI: 10.7151/dmgt.1185


Martin Sonntag

Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
TU Bergakademie Freiberg
Agricola-Str. 1
D-09596 Freiberg, Germany


A graph G is a difference graph iff there exists S ⊂ IN+ such that G is isomorphic to the graph DG(S) = (V,E), where V = S and E = {{i,j}:i,j ∈ V ∧|i−j| ∈ V}.

It is known that trees, cycles, complete graphs, the complete bipartite graphs Kn,n and Kn,n−1, pyramids and n-sided prisms (n ≥ 4) are difference graphs (cf. [4]). Giving a special labelling algorithm, we prove that cacti with a girth of at least 6 are difference graphs, too.

Keywords: graph labelling, difference graph, cactus.

2000 Mathematics Subject Classification: 05C78.


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Received 22 June 2001
Revised 20 May 2002



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