### Cycles Are Strongly Ramsey-Unsaturated

### Abstract

We call a graph H Ramsey-unsaturated if there is an edge in the complement of H such that the Ramsey number r(H) of H does not change upon adding it to H. This notion was introduced by Balister, Lehel and Schelp in [J. Graph Theory 51 (2006), pp. 22-32], where it is shown that cycles (except for C-4) are Ramsey-unsaturated, and conjectured that, moreover, one may add any chord without changing the Ramsey number of the cycle C-n, unless n is even and adding the chord creates an odd cycle. We prove this conjecture for large cycles by showing a stronger statement. If a graph H is obtained by adding a linear number of chords to a cycle C-n, then r(H) = r(C-n), as long as the maximum degree of H is bounded, H is either bipartite (for even n) or almost bipartite (for odd n), and n is large. This motivates us to call cycles strongly Ramsey-unsaturated. Our proof uses the regularity method.

### Más información

Título según WOS: | Cycles Are Strongly Ramsey-Unsaturated |

Título según SCOPUS: | Cycles Are Strongly Ramsey-Unsaturated |

Título de la Revista: | COMBINATORICS PROBABILITY AND COMPUTING |

Volumen: | 23 |

Número: | 4 |

Editorial: | Cambridge University Press |

Fecha de publicación: | 2014 |

Idioma: | English |

DOI: |
10.1017/S0963548314000212 |

Notas: | ISI, SCOPUS |