A course in combinatorics by J. H. van Lint, R. M. Wilson

By J. H. van Lint, R. M. Wilson

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So the Ai ’s have an SDR. This means that there are r 1’s, no two on a line, in the first r rows and not in the first s columns. By the same argument there are s 1’s, no two on a line, in the first s columns and not in the first r rows. This shows that M ≥ r + s = m and we are done. The following theorem of G. Birkhoff is an application of Hall’s theorem. 5. Let A = (aij ) be an n × n matrix with nonnegative integers as entries, such that every row and column of A has sum l. Then A is the sum of l permutation matrices.

Find a lower bound for |V (G)|. ) It is not so interesting to ask how many edges are required to force a Hamiltonian circuit. But we can ask what bound on the minimum degree will do the job. 3. e. it has a Hamiltonian circuit. Proof: Suppose the theorem is not true and let G be a graph satisfying the hypothesis for some n but having no Hamiltonian circuits. e. joining two nonadjacent vertices by an edge) creates a Hamiltonian circuit. Let y and z be nonadjacent vertices. Since adding {y, z} creates a Hamiltonian circuit, there exists a simple path from y to z with vertex terms, y = x1 , x2 , .

Yk , that is adjacent to at least one vertex in {x0 , x1 , . . , xk }. If yk+1 is not incident with a red edge, stop; otherwise, let xk+1 be the other end of that red edge. When the procedure terminates, we construct the path p by starting with yk+1 and the blue edge joining it to, say, xi1 , i1 < k + 1. Then add the red edge {xi1 , yi1 }. By construction, yi1 is joined by an edge (necessarily blue) to some xi2 , i2 < i1 . Then add the red edge {xi2 , yi2 }. Continue in this way until x0 is reached.

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