Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

2016

Abstract

We consider a variant of the game of Cops and Robbers, called Lazy Cops and Robbers, where at most one cop can move in any round. The lazy cop number is the analogue of the usual cop number for this game. Lazy Cops and Robbers was recently introduced by Offner and Ojakian, who provided asymptotic upper and lower bounds on the analogue of the cop number of the hypercube. By investigating expansion properties, we provide asymptotically almost sure bounds on the lazy cop number of binomial random graphs 𝒢 (n, p) for a wide range of p = p (n). We provide an upper bound for the lazy cop number of graphs with genus g by using the Gilbert- Hutchinson-Tarjan separator theorem.

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