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Discussiones Mathematicae Graph Theory

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Discussiones Mathematicae Graph Theory


Discussiones Mathematicae Graph Theory 20(1) (2000) 93-103
DOI: 10.7151/dmgt.1109


Hanns-Martin Teichert

Institute of Mathematics
Medical University of Lübeck
Wallstraß e 40, 23560 Lübeck, Germany


A hypergraph ℋ is a sum hypergraph iff there are a finite S ⊆ ℕ+ and d,d ∈ ℕ+ with 1<d<d suchthat ℋ is isomorphic to the hypergraph ℋd,d(S)=(V,ℰ) where V=S and ℰ={e ⊆ S: d< |e|< d ∧ ∑v∈e v∈ S}. For an arbitrary hypergraph ℋ the sum number(ℋ) is defined to be the minimum number of isolatedvertices w1,..., wσ∉ V such that ℋ∪{w1,..., wσ} is a sum hypergraph. For graphs it is known that cycles Cn and wheels Wn have sum numbersgreater than one. Generalizing these graphs we prove for the hypergraphs 𝒞n and 𝒲n that under a certain condition for the edgecardinalities (𝒞n)= (𝒲n)=1


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