Title

A Canonical Ramsey Theorem

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

1-1-1992

Abstract

Say a graph H selects a graph G if given any coloring of H, there will be a monochromatic induced copy of G in H or a completely multicolored copy of G in H. Denote by s(G) the minimum order of a graph that selects G and set s(n) = max {s(G): |G| = n}. Upper and lower bounds are given for this function. Also, consider the Folkman function fr(n) = max{min{|V(H)|: H → (G)1r}: |V(G)| = n}, where H → (G)1r indicates that H is vertex Ramsey to G, that is, any vertex coloring of H with r colors admits a monochromatic induced copy of G. The method used provides a better upper bound for this function than was previously known. As a tool, we establish a theorem for projective planes. Copyright © 1992 Wiley Periodicals, Inc., A Wiley Company

Publication Title

Random Structures & Algorithms

Volume

3

Issue

4

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